Ultrafast dynamical path for the switching of a ferrimagnet after femtosecond heating

ATXITIA, U., OSTLER, Thomas, BARKER, J., EVANS, R. F L, CHANTRELL, R. W. and CHUBYKALO-FESENKO, O. (2013). Ultrafast dynamical path for the switching of a ferrimagnet after femtosecond heating. Physical Review B, 87 (22), p. 224417.

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Abstract

Ultrafast laser-induced magnetic switching in rare earth, transition metal ferrimagnetic alloys has recently been reported to occur by ultrafast heating alone. Using atomistic simulations and a ferrimagnetic Landau-Lifshitz-Bloch formalism, we demonstrate that for switching to occur it is necessary that angular momentum is transferred from the longitudinal to transverse magnetization components. This dynamical path leads to magnetization switching and subsequent ultrafast precession caused by the inter-sublattice exchange field on the nanoscale.

Item Type: Article
Departments: Arts, Computing, Engineering and Sciences > Engineering and Mathematics
Identification Number: 10.1103/PhysRevB.87.224417
Depositing User: Thomas Ostler
Date Deposited: 26 Apr 2017 11:50
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2017 12:00
URI: http://shura.shu.ac.uk/id/eprint/15274

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