ULTRAFAST MAGNETISM

Shaken not strained

Experiments show how the magnetic order in antiferromagnets can be manipulated through lattice vibrations excited by a laser. This induces a large and reversible magnetic moment at very high speed.

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Fig. 1: Dynamically induced ferrimagnetism.

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Juraschek, D.M., Narang, P. Shaken not strained. Nat. Phys. (2020). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41567-020-0937-2

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