2015 Department News

December 18, 2015

After over forty years of existing only in theory, Dr. Takashi Imai and Dr. Mingxuan Fu have demonstrated the existence of the spin liquid state for the first time. Under super-cooled conditions near absolute zero and under high magnetic fields the electrons in the crystal studied refuse to transition into a frozen predictable pattern, but instead continue to try and resolve unmatched pairs. Their research has recently been published in Science.

Mingxuan Fu
Mingxuan Fu

Please see the Daily News story at

arrowhttp://dailynews.mcmaster.ca/article/physicists-solve-40-year-mystery-proving-that-the-elusive-spin-liquid-does-exist/

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