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dc.contributor.authorChen, Gang
Hazzard, Kaden R. A.
Rey, Ana Maria
Hermele, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2016-07-07T21:09:20Z
dc.date.available 2016-07-07T21:09:20Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Chen, Gang, Hazzard, Kaden R. A., Rey, Ana Maria, et al.. "Synthetic-gauge-field stabilization of the chiral-spin-liquid phase." Physical Review A, 93, no. 6 (2016) American Physical Society: 061601(R). http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.061601.
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1911/90840
dc.description.abstract We explore the phase diagram of the SU(N) Hubbard models describing fermionic alkaline-earth-metal atoms in a square optical lattice with, on average, one atom per site, using a slave rotor mean-field approach. We find that the chiral spin liquid (CSL) predicted for N≥5 and large interactions passes through a fractionalized state with a spinon Fermi surface as interactions are decreased before transitioning to a weakly interacting metal. We show that by adding a uniform artificial gauge field with 2π/N flux per plaquette, the CSL becomes the ground state for all N≥3 at intermediate interactions, persists to weaker interactions, and exhibits a larger spin gap. For N≥5 we find the CSL is the ground state everywhere the system is a Mott insulator. The gauge field stabilization of the CSL at lower interactions, and thus at weaker lattice depths, together with the increased spin gap, can relax the temperature constraints required for its experimental realization in ultracold atom systems.
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher American Physical Society
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dc.title Synthetic-gauge-field stabilization of the chiral-spin-liquid phase
dc.type Journal article
dc.citation.journalTitle Physical Review A
dc.contributor.org Rice Center for Quantum Materials
dc.citation.volumeNumber 93
dc.citation.issueNumber 6
dc.type.dcmi Text
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevA.93.061601
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dc.citation.firstpage 061601(R)


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