Ultrafast dynamics of localized magnetic moments in the unconventional Mott insulator Sr2IrO4

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Journal Article


Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, Institute of Physics Publishing, Volume 28, Number 32 (2016)


We report a time-resolved study of the ultrafast dynamics of the magnetic moments formed by the states in Sr2IrO4 by directly probing the localized iridium 5d magnetic state through resonant x-ray diffraction. Using optical pump-hard x-ray probe measurements, two relaxation time scales were determined: a fast fluence-independent relaxation is found to take place on a time scale of 1.5 ps, followed by a slower relaxation on a time scale of 500 ps-1.5 ns. © 2016 IOP Publishing Ltd.


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