Electronic Scattering Dynamics and Ultrafast Magnetization Dynamics

  • M. AeschlimannEmail author
  • D. Steil
  • M. Cinchetti
  • H. C. Schneider
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Part of the Springer Proceedings in Physics book series (SPPHY, volume 159)


A dynamical model for Elliott-Yafet type scattering of carriers and its importance for the demagnetization dynamics after ultrafast optical excitation is reviewed. It is pointed out that the demagnetization in 3d ferromagnets as well as recent experimental results on “novel” materials are still in need of a microscopic explanation.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Aeschlimann
    • 1
    Email author
  • D. Steil
    • 1
  • M. Cinchetti
    • 1
  • H. C. Schneider
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Physics and Research Center OPTIMASUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany

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