2D proximate quantum spin liquid state in atomic-thin α-RuCl 3

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.author Du, Luojun
dc.contributor.author Huang, Yuan
dc.contributor.author Wang, Yimeng
dc.contributor.author Wang, Qinqin
dc.contributor.author Yang, Rong
dc.contributor.author Tang, Jian
dc.contributor.author Liao, Mengzhou
dc.contributor.author Shi, Dongxia
dc.contributor.author Shi, Youguo
dc.contributor.author Zhou, Xingjiang
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Qingming
dc.contributor.author Zhang, Guangyu
dc.date.accessioned 2018-12-10T10:34:52Z
dc.date.available 2018-12-10T10:34:52Z
dc.date.issued 2019-01-01
dc.identifier.citation Du , L , Huang , Y , Wang , Y , Wang , Q , Yang , R , Tang , J , Liao , M , Shi , D , Shi , Y , Zhou , X , Zhang , Q & Zhang , G 2019 , ' 2D proximate quantum spin liquid state in atomic-thin alpha-RuCl3 ' 2D Materials , vol. 6 , no. 1 , 015014 . DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/aaee29 en
dc.identifier.issn 2053-1583
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dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/35345
dc.description.abstract Two-dimensional (2D) atomic crystals have made major inroads into condensed-matter physics and give rise to fascinating phenomena due to quantum confinement. Here we report the first Raman scattering study on phonon-magnetic scattering coupling, proximate quantum spin liquid ground state and collective fractionalized excitations in exfoliated α-RuCl 3 atomic layers. Our results uncover that 2D α-RuCl 3 could harbour the unusual magnetic continuum, serving as a hallmark of the 2D proximate quantum spin liquid state and frustrated magnetic interactions. More importantly, our work demonstrates that the unusual magnetic scattering, as compared with bulk, is more obvious in 2D α-RuCl 3, indicating that the frustrated magnetic interactions are enhanced strongly. Such unusual enhancement of frustrated magnetic interactions may be responsible for the gigantic phonon-magnetic scattering coupling of 2D α-RuCl 3 and play a key role in stabilizing the 2D proximate quantum spin liquid state. Our work establishes a firm basis for exploring and understanding the 2D proximate quantum spin liquid and fractionalized excitations based on the atomically thin α-RuCl 3. en
dc.format.extent 8
dc.language.iso en en
dc.relation.ispartofseries 2D Materials en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Volume 6, issue 1 en
dc.rights embargoedAccess en
dc.subject.other 216 Materials engineering en
dc.title 2D proximate quantum spin liquid state in atomic-thin α-RuCl 3 en
dc.type A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä fi
dc.description.version Peer reviewed en
dc.contributor.department Centre of Excellence in Quantum Technology, QTF
dc.contributor.department Chinese Academy of Sciences
dc.contributor.department Renmin University of China
dc.contributor.department Department of Electronics and Nanoengineering en
dc.subject.keyword alpha-RuCl3
dc.subject.keyword 2D quantum spin liquid
dc.subject.keyword fractionalized excitation
dc.subject.keyword frustrated magnetic interactions
dc.subject.keyword phonon-magnetic scattering coupling
dc.subject.keyword SUPERCONDUCTIVITY
dc.subject.keyword FERROMAGNETISM
dc.subject.keyword MONOLAYER
dc.subject.keyword GRAPHENE
dc.subject.keyword SCATTERING
dc.subject.keyword INSULATOR
dc.subject.keyword CRYSTALS
dc.subject.keyword MAGNET
dc.subject.keyword ANYONS
dc.subject.keyword ORDER
dc.subject.keyword 216 Materials engineering
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201812106360
dc.identifier.doi 10.1088/2053-1583/aaee29
dc.date.embargo info:eu-repo/date/embargoEnd/2019-11-19


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