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Controlling Spins in Space and Time

Event Details

Event Dates: 

Monday, November 28, 2016 - 5:30pm

Seminar Location: 

  • JILA X317

Speaker Name(s): 

Hermann A. Durr

Speaker Affiliation(s): 

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
Seminar Type/Subject

Event Details & Abstract: 

Magnetism is a quantum effect that has fascinated mankind for millennia and also led to many modern-day applications, very prominently in information processing and storage. Now available polarized soft X-ray pulses from X-Ray Free Electron Lasers with sub-100 fs duration allow observing magnetic interactions at work on their natural length and timescales. I will show how the challenges for performing time-resolved magnetism studies at the Linac Coherent Light Source have recently been overcome and give an overview how such studies help to understand the fundamental speed limits for nanoscale spin motion.

Refreshments at 5:00 pm

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