Computational sleuthing confirms first 3D quantum spin liquid

A 3D representation of the spin-excitation continuum—a possible hallmark of a quantum spin liquid—observed in 2019 in a single crystal sample of cerium zirconium pyrochlore. Credit: Tong Chen/Rice University Computational detective work by US and German physicists has confirmed that cerium zirconium pyrochlore is a 3D quantum spin liquid. Despite the name, quantum spin liquids … Read more

Testing a new desktop’s computational power with a video game

With each passing year, we depend more and more upon computational simulations for our research work at PVL. Recently, we decided to acquire a new workstation to increase our capacity. This week, Charissa Campbell writes about her efforts to test-drive the new machine using a piece of software that would challenge its simulation capabilities: the … Read more