Friday, November 9, 2007
4:00 PM
Physics Building, Room 204
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"Entanglement in real magnets"

Gabriel Aeppli , University College, London
[Host: Seung-Hun Lee]
Quantum entanglement is well-known to have consequences for optics and atomic physics, but is less recognized as impacting the properties of solids. Three examples - a dilute rare earth fluoride(Nature 425, 48), a transition metal oxide chain (Science 317, 1049), and a layered organometallic compound (PNAS 104, 15264), where entanglement matters for three real magnets are described.

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