Viscous Spin exchange torque on precessional magnetization in (LaMnO3)2n/(SrMnO3)n superlattices

H. B. Zhao, K. J. Smith, Y. Fan, G. Lüpke, A. Bhattacharya, S. D. Bader, M. Warusawithana, X. Zhai, J. N. Eckstein

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Photoinduced magnetization dynamics is investigated in chemically ordered (LaMnO3)2n/(SrMnO3)n superlattices using the time-resolved magneto-optic Kerr effect. A monotonic frequency-field dependence is observed for the n=1 superlattice, indicating a single spin population consistent with a homogeneous hole distribution. In contrast, for n≥2 superlattices, a large precession frequency is observed at low fields indicating the presence of an exchange torque in the dynamic regime. We attribute the emergence of exchange torque to the coupling between two spin populationsâ€"viscous and fast spins.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number117208
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number11
StatePublished - Mar 21 2008

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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