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A spontaneous chiral spin superfluid

The spontaneous chiral spin superfluid.

The spontaneous chiral spin superfluid. When ultracold atomic spins are loaded into a hexagonal lattice, chiral spin currents are expected to develop. Here, the orange represents spin-up particles, and green spin-down. Arrows are used to guide the eye along the path of movement.

October 2014 • JQI • • Tagged: Illustration, Diagrams


Looking over this again (Aug 2019), the honeycomb lattice inset in the top should not be squashed like that...kicking myself over that one. Also, not entirely sure what I was thinking with this color scheme. Painful.