T4 Kitaev Materials


Registration Fee per Tutorial:

  • Meeting Attendee (Virtual or In-Person): $140
  • Students: $75
  • Non-meeting Attendee: $150

Who Should Attend?

The tutorial is oriented to advanced students, postdocs and young researchers who are interested in learning about the modern challenges posed by the search for quantum spin liquids in the real world.

Tutorial Description

Kitaev materials are attracting much interest because they can potentially host quantum spin liquids or unconventional spin textures in two- and three-dimensional geometries. The main goal of the tutorial is to introduce the basic design principles and concepts behind the realization and characterization of quantum spin liquid states in these materials. The proposed tutorial includes four lectures that will cover the design principles of Kitaev materials, the role of different experimental probes in the characterization of quantum spin liquids, and the calculation of different response functions and properties that can be used to diagnose the presence of or the proximity to a quantum spin liquid state.


  • Design principles for Kitaev materials
  • Overview of experimental probes used to diagnose proximity to a quantum spin liquid state
  • Spectroscopy and anomalous transport properties
  • Role of disorder and phonons


  • Cristian D. Batista, University of Tennessee


  • George Jackeli, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Physics, Stuttgart, Germany
  • Stephen Nagler, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA
  • Natalia Perkins, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, USA
  • Gábor Halász, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, USA