Chiral Spin-Orbital Liquids with Nodal Lines

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2016-07-01

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Natori, W. M. H.
Andrade, E. C. [UNESP]
Miranda, E.
Pereira, R. G.

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Amer Physical Soc

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Strongly correlated materials with strong spin-orbit coupling hold promise for realizing topological phases with fractionalized excitations. Here, we propose a chiral spin-orbital liquid as a stable phase of a realistic model for heavy-element double perovskites. This spin liquid state has Majorana fermion excitations with a gapless spectrum characterized by nodal lines along the edges of the Brillouin zone. We show that the nodal lines are topological defects of a non-Abelian Berry connection and that the system exhibits dispersing surface states. We discuss some experimental signatures of this state and compare them with properties of the spin liquid candidate Ba2YMoO6.

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Physical Review Letters. College Pk: Amer Physical Soc, v. 117, n. 1, 5 p., 2016.