Ultrafast demagnetization rates in two- component magnetic materials

O. Chubykalo-Fesenko, U. Atxitia, P. Nieves, J. Barker, R. W. Chantrell

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The recently derived Landau-Lifshitz-Bloch equation of motion for two-component magnetic systems, including ferri- ferro- and antiferromagnets, provides a framework to analyze species dependent ultra fast demagnetization rates. In agreement with reported experimental observations, we show that Gd sublattice demagnetizes slower then FeCo in GdFeCo. However, we predict that at high initial temperatures Gd should be faster than Fe, providing the possibility to control the polarity of the transient antiferromagnetic state. Our results indicate that typically Fe should be slower than Ni in FeNi. The situation is opposite if Fe is 4 times stronger coupled to the electronic system than Ni.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUltrafast Magnetism I - Proceedings of the International Conference, UMC 2013
EditorsRoy Chantrell, Jean-Yves Bigot, Wolfgang Hübner, Theo Rasing
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media, LLC
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319077420
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventInternational Conference on Ultrafast Magnetism, UMC 2013 - Strasbourg, France
Duration: 2013 Oct 282013 Nov 1

Publication series

NameSpringer Proceedings in Physics
ISSN (Print)0930-8989
ISSN (Electronic)1867-4941


OtherInternational Conference on Ultrafast Magnetism, UMC 2013

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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