Paper: Field-tunable quantum disordered ground state in the triangular-lattice antiferromagnet NaYbO2

July 29, 2019

Our paper was published today reporting the discovery of a novel, field tunable quantum disordered magnetic state in NaYbO2.  Our results suggest a Dirac spin liquid state forms in this material whose degeneracy can be broken and driven into an intermediate "up-up-down" antiferromagnetic state via the application of a magnetic field.  It suggests an exciting new frontier of exploring the critical phase boundary between a quantum spin liquid and antiferromagnetically ordered state. 

The paper can be found here:  Nature Physics