Condensed Matter & Materials Physics


[Research] Evidence of topological excitations in a quantum magnet

10 May 2017

Condensed matter physics is the study of the multitude of ways that matter can organise itself.

 In each phase as conventionally understood, be it a magnet, metal, superconductor or something else, it is possible to characterise the phase by looking at the system locally in space. In this new Nature Physics paper from a team of theorists and experimentalists at the LCN, Oxford and the Rutherford-Appleton Laboratory, our understanding of condensed matter systems is advanced by showing that such topological states can arise in a completely new setting.

Link to Nature Physics paper