Amperean Pairing Instability in the U(1) Spin Liquid State with Fermi Surface and Application toκ−(BEDT−TTF)2Cu2(CN)3 Academic Article uri icon

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abstract

  • Recent experiments on the organic compound kappa-(BEDT-TTF)2Cu2(CN)3 raise the possibility that the system may be described as a quantum spin liquid. Here we propose a pairing state caused by the "Amperean" attractive interaction between spinons on a Fermi surface mediated by the U(1) gauge field. We show that this state can explain many of the observed low temperature phenomena and discuss testable consequences.

publication date

  • February 9, 2007