# Graphene at Very High Magnetic Fields

Seminar:

Speaker:

Ganpathy Murthy, University of Kentucky

Date :

05/06/2019 - 12:15

Place:

Resnick seminar room - 2nd floor

Abstract:

In the Hofstadter problem, an orbital flux of the order of a flux quantum goes through each unit cell. There are some special features when one considers a honeycomb lattice. For a certain class of hopping problems obeying a nonunitary "chiral " symmetry, when 1/q quanta of flux penetrate each unit cell, the central two bands touch at 2q Dirac points. These touchings are protected by lattice symmetries and the "chiral" symmetry. When simple short-range interactions are introduced, we find a plethora of phases which have charge, magnetic, and/or bond order. I will compare this to Kharitonov's phase diagram in the continuum limit for tiny fields.

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