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Valence bond phases of herbertsmithite and related copper kagome materials

Norman, M. R. and Laurita, N. J. and Hsieh, D. (2020) Valence bond phases of herbertsmithite and related copper kagome materials. Physical Review Research, 2 (1). Art. No. 013055. ISSN 2643-1564. doi:10.1103/physrevresearch.2.013055.

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Recent evidence from magnetic torque, electron spin resonance, and second harmonic generation indicate that the prototypical quantum spin liquid candidate, herbertsmithite, has a symmetry lower than its x-ray refined trigonal space group. Here we consider known and possible distortions of this mineral class, along with related copper kagome oxides and fluorides, relate these to possible valence bond patterns, and comment on their relevance to the physics of these interesting materials.

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Additional Information:© 2020 Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license. Further distribution of this work must maintain attribution to the author(s) and the published article’s title, journal citation, and DOI. Received 30 October 2019; revised manuscript received 20 December 2019; published 16 January 2020. M.R.N. was supported by the Materials Sciences and Engineering Division, Basic Energy Sciences, Office of Science, U.S. Department of Energy. N.J.L. acknowledges partial support from an Institute for Quantum Information and Matter Postdoctoral Fellowship. D.H. acknowledges support from ARO PECASE Award No. W911NF-17-1-0204.
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