I keep coming across the term pseudocubic unit cell while reading about orthorhombic perovskite structures. No clear explanation ...
When the effect of the strain on solids is discussed, normally the explanation is the following: increasing stress, first point defects created, then dislocations, then plastic deformation starts, ...
What is crystal field anisotropy or effect ? It forces the magnetic moment to point in particular local direction..
Can you give a basic explanation of what is crystal field anisotropy ? What is the reason to arise ? In spin ice it forces the dipoles to point in the local 111 direction. For partially filled rare ...
What is the mass of the emergent magnetic monopoles in spin ice and how is the mass of an emergent particle determined?
In solid state physics emergent particles are very common. How one determines if they are gap-less excitations? Do the defects in spin ice called magnetic monopoles have mass? What is the mass of ...
Recently it has been studied non-abelian anyons in some solid-state systems. These states are being studied for the creation and manipulation of qubits in quantum computing. But, how these ...
Is there a method for differentiating fractional quantum Hall states aside from finding Chern numbers?
The ground state for a quantum Hall system on a torus with fractional filling factor can be classified by the Chern number, which is why the Hall conductance is quantized. Is there another method or ...