Bulletin of the American Physical Society
APS March Meeting 2018
Monday–Friday, March 5–9, 2018; Los Angeles, California
Session P61: Kavli Foundation Special Symposium: Frontiers of Physics
2:30 PM–5:30 PM,
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
LACC Room: West Hall B
Chair: Meigan Aronson, Texas A&M University
Abstract: P61.00003 : Fantastic Emergent Orders and Where to Find Them
3:42 PM–4:18 PM
(University of California, Berkeley)
Spontaneous emergence of orders is perhaps one of the central themes in physics that occurs at many different length scales. These orders emerge not because of the properties of the individual constituents, but because of the interactions amongst the participants that result in fascinating collective behaviors. As an experimental condensed matter physicist, I study interactions occurring at the length scale of atomic lattices in real material systems, where quantum effects lead to orderings of the lattice, charge, spin and orbital degrees of freedom. In this talk, I will present to you a young explorer’s journey into such a world of correlated electron systems—the iron-based high temperature superconductors—where a range of exotic electronic orders including nematicity, spin density waves, and orbital-selective Mott phases have been discovered in recent years. In doing so, we come to appreciate the spectacularly bustling phase landscape out of which the enigmatic phenomenon of high temperature superconductivity arises.
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