Kate Ross’s group studies quantum magnetism as realized in materials with frustrated lattice geometries.
The group aims to produce exotic states of matter arising from many-body quantum entanglement of spins. Their main technique for characterization of these quantum materials is inelastic neutron scattering, which reveals the quasi-particle excitations from these phases and can be compared accurately to theory.
- DOE Early Career award, 2018
- Oxford Instruments Lee Osheroff Richardson Prize, 2018
- American Physical Society 2016 George E. Valley Jr. Prize, 2017
- Royal Society of Canada’s Alice Wilson Award, 2014
H.S. Nair, J.M. Brown, E. Coldren, G. Hester, M.P. Gelfand, A. Podlesnyak, Q. Huang, K.A. Ross. “Short range order in the quantum XXZ honeycomb lattice material BaCo2(PO4)2.” Phys. Rev. B 97, 134409 (2018)
K.A. Ross, J.M. Brown, R.J. Cava, J.W. Krizan, S. E. Nagler, J.A. Rodriguez-Rivera, and M. B. Stone. “Single-ion properties of the S = 1/2 XY antiferromagnetic pyrochlores, NaA’Co2F7 (A’ = Ca2+, Sr2+).” Phys. Rev. B 95, 144414 [Editor’s suggestion] (2017)
K. A. Ross, Y. Qiu, J. R. D. Copley, H. A. Dabkowska, B. D. Gaulin. “Order by Disorder Spin Wave Gap in the XY Pyrochlore Magnet Er2Ti2O7.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 112, 057201 (2014)
L. Savary, K.A. Ross, B.D. Gaulin, J.P.C. Ruff, L. Balents. “Order by Quantum Disorder in Er2Ti2O7.” Phys. Rev. Lett. 109 (16), 167201 (2012)
K.A. Ross, L. Savary, B. D. Gaulin, and L. Balents. “Quantum Excitations in Quantum Spin Ice.” Phys. Rev. X 1, 021002 (2011).
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