Electronic liquid crystal phases in strongly correlated systems

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I discuss the electronic liquid crystal (ELC) phases in correlated electronic systems, what these phases are and in what context they arise. I will go over the strongest experimental evidence for these phases in a variety of systems: the two-dimensional electron gas (2DEG) in magnetic fields, the bilayer material Sr 3Ru 2O 7(also in magnetic fields), and a set of phenomena in the cuprate superconductors (and more recently in the pnictide materials) that can be most simply understood in terms of ELC phases. Finally we will go over the theory of these phases, focusing on effective field theory descriptions and some of the known mechanisms that may give rise to these phases in specific models.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationModern Theories of Many-Particle Systems in Condensed Matter Physics
EditorsDaniel Cabra, Andreas Honecker, Pierre Pujol
Number of pages64
StatePublished - 2012

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Physics
ISSN (Print)0075-8450

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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