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Characterizing topological spin liquids using PEPS



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Abstract

Projected Entangled Pair States (PEPS) provide a local description of correlated many-body states. I will discuss how PEPS can be used to characterize topological spin liquids, in particular Resonating Valence Bond states. On the one hand, I will show how the symmetries in the local PEPS description allow to identify that these states appear as topologically degenerate ground states of local Hamiltonians.  On the other hand, I will discuss how from exact diagonalization of the transfer operator one can extract both the topological order and the spin liquid nature of the ground state.