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Prochain séminaire LANEF/Matériaux Quantiques :


Jeudi 9 novembre 2023 à 14h00

Markus Müller (PSI Viligen, Switzerland)

“ Emergent quantum coherence in random magnets allows to probe slow quantum dynamics ”



Pour accéder à ce séminaire :

Institut Néel CNRS, Bâtiment K, Salle Rémy Lemaire  (K223)


Résumé : Local excitations in magnetic materials are usually expected to be highly incoherent, since they dephase very quickly due to mutual interactions. However, there are interesting exceptions to this common lore. Our joint experimental and theoretical study of the random rare-earth magnet LiY_{1−x}Tb_xF_4 reveals that a combination of hyperfine interactions, external magnetic fields and substantial disorder allows certain excitations on pairs of Tb sites to retain coherence for remarkably long times, as they can be well shielded from the dominant decoherence channels.The remaining decoherence turns out to probe the slow dynamics in the neighborhood of these degrees of freedom, which can thus act as quantum sensors.This is particularly interesting as a means to probe the nearly many-body localized dynamics of strongly disordered dipolar magnets.

Reference: A. Beckert et al., https://arxiv.org/abs/2210.01024, to appear in Nat. Phys.

Les organisatrices :

Elsa Lhotel (elsa.lhotel@neel.cnrs.fr)
Florence Levy-Bertrand (florence.levy-bertrand@neel.cnrs.fr)