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Balance of Angular Momentum and Magnetization Switching in Ferrimagnetic Alloys

  • Andrei KirilyukEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 159)

Abstract

Here we consider the mechanism responsible for the ultrafast heat-induced switching of the magnetization in ferrimagnetic rare-earth—transition metal films. This switching is found to follow a counterintuitive pathway via a ferromagnetic, which crucially depends on the angular momentum balance of the two opposite sublattices.

Keywords

Angular Momentum Circular Magnetic Dichroism Magnetization Switching Polarize Laser Pulse Angular Momentum Balance 
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Acknowledgments

This research has received funding from Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek (NWO), Stichting voor Fundamenteel Onderzoek der Materie (FOM) and EC FP7 contributions under grants NMP3-SL-2008-214469 (UltraMagnetron), N 214810 (FANTOMAS), NMP-2011-281043 (FEMTOSPIN) and NMP3-LA-2010-246102 (IFOX).

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute for Molecules and MaterialsRadboud University NijmegenAJ NijmegenThe Netherlands

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