Alberto Catalano: Topological frustration in 1D spin chains

Date of publication: 30. 9. 2022
Mathematical physics seminar
Tuesday, 4.10.2022, at 14:00 in Kuščer seminar. More information on the seminar webpage

Especially in one dimension, models with discrete and continuous symmetries display different physical properties, starting from the existence of long-range order. Introducing topological frustration in spin chains characterized by a discrete local symmetry, they develop a region in parameter space which mimics the features of models with continuous symmetries. After discussing the emergence and the characterization of this novel region, I will show how these effects of frustration can be exploited for the development of efficient quantum technologies such as quantum batteries.

  • Alberto Catalano, Institut Ruđer Bošković, Zagreb