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Ultrafast magnetism

Down to the nanometre scale

The rich dynamics of magnetic materials subject to very short laser pulses is important for both information processing and recording technology. The characterization of these phenomena with nanoscale spatial resolution shines new light on our understanding of them.

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Figure 1: Magnetic behaviour of a ferrimagnetic Gd24Fe66.5Co9.5 alloy.


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