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Exact Chiral Spin Liquid with Stable Spin Fermi Surface on the Kagome Lattice
TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN DEPT OF PHYSICS
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We study an exactly solvable quantum spin model of Kitaev type on the kagome lattice. We find a rich phase diagram which includes a topological gapped chiral spin liquid with gapless chiral edge states, and a gapless chiral spin liquid phase with a spin Fermi surface. The ground state of the current model contains an odd number of electrons per unit cell, which qualitatively distinguishes it from previously studied exactly solvable models with a spin Fermi surface. Moreover, we show that the spin Fermi surface is stable against weak perturbations.
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