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Quantum Spin Liquid Physics in 1T-TaS2/TaSe2

Date: 2022-09-13
Time: 10:00
Venue: M253
Speaker: 贺文宇




Quantum spin liquid phase has been a long sought exotic state of matter since 1980s. Recently, it was predicted that in the transition metal dichalcogenides 1T-TaS2[1], the ground state of its Mott insulating phase is a U(1) quantum spin liquid with spinon Fermi surface[2]. In this talk, I will review how the 1T-TaS2 was proposed as a quantum spin liquid candidate in 2017, and further introduce the recent studies on the related material: monolayer 1T-TaSe2[3,4]. I will talk about the recent experimental tunneling spectroscopy measurements on the Co atom embedded on the monolayer 1T-TaSe2[5] and present our explanation to the pair of band edge resonance peaks observed in the experiment[6]. I will show that the spinon Kondo resonance on the magnetic impurity combined with the gauge field fluctuations in the spin liquid can give rise to a pair of band edge resonance peaks. We conclude that the experimental observation of a pair of band edge resonance peaks on the Co atom thus provides further evidence that the monolayer 1T-TaSe2 is a charge insulator with gapless spinon excitations.

[1] K. T. Law and P. A. Lee, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. (USA) 114, 6996 (2017).
[2] W.-Y. He, X. Y. Xu, G. Chen, K. T. Law, and P. A. Lee, Phys. Rev. Lett. 121, 046401 (2018).
[3] Y. Chen et al., Nat. Phys. 16, 218 (2020).
[4] W. Ruan et al., Nat. Phys. 17, 1154 (2021).
[5] Y. Chen*, W.-Y. He*, W. Ruan* et al., arXiv: 2202.07224 (Nat. Phys. in press).
[6] W.-Y. He and P. A. Lee, Phys. Rev. B 105, 195156 (2022).

贺文宇博士2013年本科毕业于北京师范大学物理学系,2018年博士毕业于香港科技大学物理学系,并在香港科技大学物理学系担任博士后研究员至2020年。随后,他赴麻省理工学院在Patrick A. Lee教授组担任博士研究员至2022年。在2022年四月,他加入上海科技大学物质科学与技术学院担任助理教授、研究员。贺文宇博士的研究领域集中在凝聚态物理,主要以二维过渡金属硫化物、双层有转角石墨烯和二维莫尔超晶格体系等二维量子材料为平台,研究其中出现的拓扑态、超导态和电子强关联效应。他的研究内容关注预言材料中的新物性和新物相,以及对实验中观测到的新现象提供物理解释。

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