It’s been uncommon for somebody comes across a new form of matter in physics, the scientific field committed to defining the behavior of subatomic and atomic particles to establish their configuration. However, this is precisely how an international group or team of researchers includes Andrea Bianchi. He is a researcher at the Regroupement québécois sur les matériaux de pointe and faculty at the University of Montreal.
A recently published article in one of the known journals Named Physical Review X. This is a peer-reviewed free and open access scientific journal published by the American Physical Society, covering all applied, pure, and interdisciplinary physics branches. “Quantum spin liquid ground state” is the researcher’s document, curated in Bianchi’s lab; it’s a compound of oxygen, cerium, and zirconium.
It’s like an extremely cold solid with liquid locked inside it.
The term spin in quantum physics is an interior property of electrons connected to their rotation. A spin gives the material in a magnet its magnetic properties. In some the materials, spin can result in an unorganized arrangement equivalent to molecules in a liquid; therefore, the expression “Spin liquid.
The material happens to be more disorganized as its temperature increases; for example, there’s a case when water becomes steam. But the fun fact is that the principal characteristic of spin Liquids is that they tend to remain disorganized even when they are cooled to almost absolute zero
Try to visualize an electron as a small compass pointing either up or down. In mainstream magnets, the electron spins are oriented almost In the same direction, either upwards or downwards, curating what is known as a “ferromagnetic Phase.” This element keeps notes and photos pinned to your Fridge always.
Electrons are placed in a triangular shape and form a “ménage à trois” (an arrangement in which a married couple and the lover of one of them live together) represented by the Interference of intense turbulence with their order. This has resulted in a wave function entangled with no magnetic charge.
The electrons spin cannot align together because of the two neighboring electrons because electrons should always have opposing spins; to create magnetic tension, this happens only when a third electron has been added, which was explained by Bianchi.