Advanced Materials Research Discovers Quantum Material Breakthrough.  Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Liverpool, McMaster University, amongst other academic and quantum physics research organizations have made a “significant breakthrough in the search for new states of matter”; and it involves TblnO3 (a perovskite-related metal oxide).  The breakthrough is the discovery of a quantum spin liquid state.  The discovery and exploration of new materials that may host this state of matter are active areas of advanced materials research and have potential applications in the development of quantum computing.  “This material appears deceptively simple, with terbium spins decorating a two-dimensional, triangular architecture.  But with the full complement of modern experimental techniques at our disposal, the low-temperature magnetism of this structure, based on two distinct terbium environments, exhibits an altogether exotic quantum disordered state of matter – an unexpected and exciting result.”  (Below image Courtesy of University of Liverpool.)

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