PIs: Eva Benckiser, Matthias Hepting, Bernhard Keimer

In the presence of strong spin-orbit coupling, correlated-electron materials display a rich set of emergent phenomena, such as proximate spin liquid phases. We will use Raman scattering and resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS) to elucidate the microscopic origin of these phenomena in several 4d and 5d electron materialswith frustrated exchange interactions. Furthermore, we will explore soft-chemistry topotactic modifications of the structural and electronic properties of these materials.