Ultrafast and magnetoelectric phase transitions in antiferromagnets

M. Fiebig, N. P. Duong, T. Satoh, Th Lottermoser

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Antiferromagnetic (AFM) NiO and RMnO3 (R=Yb, Ho) are a source of unusual types of magnetic phase control. In NiO an ultrafast reorientation of the antiferromagnetic order parameter is triggered by irradiation with a 100 fs light pulse which modifies the magnetic anisotropy. In YbMnO3 and HoMnO3, a magnetic or electric field induces ferromagnetic rare-earth ordering because of the magnetoelectric (ME) effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e264-e269
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - May 2006
Externally publishedYes
EventThird International Symposium on Magnetism 2005 -
Duration: Jun 26 2005Jun 30 2005

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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