POSITIONS
Feel free to spontaneously apply for an internship or a PhD.
2 postdoc are presently working with me (Matias Gonzalez and Adriano Angelone).
Application: send an email to L. Messio (family name + at + lptmc.jussieu.fr).
ADVERTISMENT FOR A CONFERENCE
On behalf of the organizing committee, it is a great honor to invite you to attend the 11^{th} International Conference on Highly Frustrated Magnetism 2022 (HFM22) which will be held at Sorbonne University, in Paris, France, from the 20^{th} to the 25^{th} of June, 2022
You can presently submit an abstract for an oral or poster presentation: HFM 2022
CV

Maître de conférences à Sorbonne Université
laura.messio(at)lptmc.jussieu.fr
4 place Jussieu, 75005 Paris
tower 12, 5th floor, corridor 1213, room 516
Mots clés : systèmes magnétiques frustrés 2D, liquides de spins, solides de liens de valence,
ordre de Néel, vortex, chiralité, algorithme WangLandau, systèmes fortement corrélés hors équilibre...
Key words : frustrated 2D spin systems, spin liquids, valence bond solids,
Néel order, vortices, chirality, WangLandau algorithm, out of equilibrium strongly correlated systems...Bref CV:
 Depuis 2013 : Maître de Conférence au LPTMC
 20122013 : Postdoctorat dans le groupe d'Olivier Parcollet, à l'IPhT, CEA, Saclay
 20102012 : Postdoctorat dans le groupe de Frédéric Mila, à l'ITP, EPFL, Lausanne, avec enseignement.
 20072010 : Thèse dirigée par Claire Lhuillier et Grégoire Misguish, au LPTMC, avec monitorat.
 20062007 : Master 2 Systèmes Complexes, UPMC
 20042008 : ENS Cachan
Publications

Link to arXiv with almost all my publications: link arXiv Messio, except these two:
The influence of surface tension gradients on drop coalescence
F. Blanchette, L. Messio and J. W. M. Bush,
Physics of Fluids, 21, 072107 (2009).Experimental observation using particle image velocimetry of inertial waves in a rotating fluid [Site du FAST]
L. Messio, C. Morize, M. Rabaud and F. Moisy,
Exp. Fluids 2007, 44, 519528 (2008).Mon manuscrit de thèse, ainsi que la présentation se trouvent sur le site des [Thèses en ligne]
(Titre : Etats fondamentaux et excitations de systèmes magnétiques frustrés, du classique au quantique)
Recherche

I work on spin models encountered in a large number of experimental compounds like Herbertsmithite, Kapellasite... These two cited materials are well described by interacting spins S=1/2 on the nodes of a kagome lattice (they are Mott insulators).Herbertsmithite KapellasiteDepending on the interactions (first neighbors, second neigbours, ferro/antiferromagnetic, multispin exchange, DzyaloshinskiiMoriya interactions,... ), the phase of the ground state can have very unexpected properties (spin liquids, Néél orders with large unit cells, valence bond solids...).
I am interested in the description and characterization of all these phases and in the different methods used to track them. Among them are Schwinger boson meanfield theory, exact diagonalization, quantum Monte Carlo simulations, high temperature series expansions...
Spin liquids
Spin liquids are exotic phases quite difficult to apprehend as few simple and eloquent examples exist. They are unordered... but not disordered phases with topological properties, fractional excitations. Phase transitions between different spin liquids can occur.
Two meanfield theories on discrete lattices easily lead to the obtention of spin liquids: the fermionic and bosonic meanfield theories.
Both of them are derived to approximate unsolvable spin model (here, an example of first, second and third neighbor interactions on the kagome lattice):
The projective symmetry group classification distinguish the different spin liquids through quantum symmetry numbers. We have adapted this theory to include timereversal symmetry breaking phases (Phys. Rev. B, 87, 125127 (2013), Phys. Rev. B 93, 094437 (2016))
We have applied these theories to the kagome lattice with first neighbor interactions ( Phys. Rev. B 92, 060407 (2015)) and with DzyaloshinskiiMoriya interaction (Phys. Rev. Lett., 108, 207204 (2012), Phys. Rev. L 118, 267201 (2017) to describe Herbertsmithite. In the case of Kapellasite, further neighbor interactions are needed (Phys. Rev. Lett., 109, 037208 (2012)).
Néel ordered phases
Frustration (as encountered on the antiferromagnetic triangle), induces unusual Néel orders. From symmetry considerations, a list of 'symmetric' Néel orders can be established, leading to new proposals for the ground states of kagome compounds. For example, the cuboc2 order is supposed to have similarities with the spin liquid encountered in Kapellasite, whereas the cuboc1 order is one of the many degenerate ground state of the kagome antiferromagnet.
cuboc1 order
The classical limit of these frustrated spin models, although their apparent simplicity, is already a very rich problem. The possibility to obtain chiral orders and vortices in long range ordered classical phases has been studied in Phys. Rev. B, 83, 184401 (2011).
Electronic out of equilibrium systems
I am also interested in out of equilibrium strongly correlated systems and participate to the [TRIQS] project.
A new algorithm describing the real time evolution of interacting quantum dots, using the Keldysh technic, has been elaborated in Computer Physics Communications 196, 398 (2015)
High temperature series expansions
The partition function Z of a spin system can be expanded in powers of beta, the inverse temperature (high temperature series expansions). ln(Z)/N is well defined in the thermodynamic limit (N is the number of sites), and can directly be expanded in this limit.
In Phys. Rev. B 101, 140403, a method previously defined as the entropy method is generalized and applied to the antiferromagnetic kagome lattice, with several perturbations (impurities, Ising anisotropy, DM interactions, further neighbor interactions...).
Phase transitions induced by the order by disorder mechanism
In some situations, the ground state is degenerate, but entropic effects lift this degeneracy. Thus, a symmetry can be broken at finite temperature, even if the ground state does not break it. It was studied in the case of the classical and quantum kagome lattice with first and third neighbor interactions (arXiv 2007.15985), using spin waves, Monte Carlo simulations and high temperature series expansions.