29 May 2019
Relationships are complicated. There are boundaries, the unknown, and a lot of physics. Physics may not be the driving force for the relationships most think of, but they are in this case. A new...
Type: News Article
28 May 2019
A hyperbolic lattice used by Han Yan in his most recent study. The lattice display pentagons changing their states collectively, which mimic gravitational forces.
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12 Nov 2018
Graduate student Han Yan was first author of a paper presenting the first unified theory of half moons and pinch points.
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12 Nov 2018
When physicists send neutrons shooting through a frustrated magnet, the particles spray out the other side in signature patterns. The designs appear because, even at low temperatures, atoms in a...
Type: News Article
12 Nov 2018
Left panels: Spin (atomic magnet) configurations respecting (lower panel) and violating (upper panel) the conservation law. Right panels: The corresponding neutron scatterings for the two situations...
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6 Jun 2018
A graphical representation of theoretical neutron scattering on a quantum spin ice. Note the characteristic pinch point(circled),a bow-tie shaped pattern of neutron reflection.
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6 Jun 2018
A crystal of the quantum spin ice candidate Pr2Hf2O7 used in the study.
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6 Jun 2018
Models of the atomic lattice structure of the quantum spin ice, praseodymium hafnate (Pr2Hf2O7)
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6 Jun 2018
Prof Nic Shannon and Han Yan of the OIST Theory of Quantum Matter Unit
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6 Jun 2018
What is light? It sounds like a simple question, but it is one that has occupied some of the best scientific minds for centuries. Now, a collaborative study with scientists at the Okinawa Institute...
Type: News Article
7 Nov 2016
A little frustration can make life interesting. This is certainly the case in physics, where the presence of competing forces that cannot be satisfied at the same time – known as frustration – can...
Type: News Article
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