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How to "make" a spin liquid? What might have been a theoretical game a few years ago has become more and more an experimental reality.
Indeed, spin-orbit coupling offers a broad diversity of anisotropic couplings, allowing for a fine-tuning of the crystal properties.
Motivated by these experimental possibilities, we will explore the physics of the generic nearest-neighbour model on the kagome lattice, and show how it supports a unifying network of spin liquids with anisotropic XXZ and Dzyaloshinskii–Moriya interactions. This network revolves around the Ising antiferromagnet and terminates on classical chiral spin liquids. When the XXZ coupling becomes fully anisotropic, i.e. XYZ, another parameter dimension is added to this network, giving rise to unconventional (chiral) orders, such as stripe order with local Z8 constraints, and new classical spin liquids.
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