Baby Skyrmion Superconductivity in a doped Antiferromagnet K2Fe4S5

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Abstract

Strongly correlated electron systems are play grounds for exotic quantum states such as high Tc superconductivity, quantum spin liquids, non-fermi liquids and so on. Recently high Tc superconductivity has been observed in an iron based compound K2Fe4Se5. I will present a model and outline an effective theory [1] that describes physics of this complex system - a non linear O(3) sigma model in 2 + 1 dimensions coupled to Dirac fermions. Topological solitons and induced quantum numbers are well known in Skyrme model for protons and neutrons. In our context, we get topological baby Skyrmions with an induced charge 2e. Baby Skyrmions conduct themselves `super'.