European XFEL Science Seminar

Non-equilibrium nanoscale control of charge, spin & lattice motion in magnetic materials

by Hermann Duerr (Department of Physics and Astronomy, Uppsala University)

XHQ / E1.173 (European XFEL)

XHQ / E1.173

European XFEL

Campus Schenefeld
The idea to probe, change and control functional materials properties with the help of light has long intrigued researchers in materials science. I will show for several examples the unique potential of using femtosecond pulses from x-ray free electron lasers to probe in real time the ultrafast dynamics in nanoscale systems. Understanding and engineering the evolving electron, spin and lattice motion on the time- and lengthscales associated with the relevant magnetic interactions promises new ways for storing and processing of information.
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