A bit of history of the Ferroic Physics Laboratory

The Ferroics Physics Laboratory, a.k.a. FerroLab, was established in 2013 under the Russian Government Programm P220 (MegaGrants) and was originally lead by the renown theoretitian Prof. Dr. Alexender K. Tagantsev. After successful completion of the MegaGrant project Laboratory have continued as an independent laborotory at Ioffe Institute ... (read more)




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Review on laser-induced control of magnetic anisotropy in nanostructures

Recently we have put together our knowledge and ideas about the impact femtosecond laser pulses have on magnetic anisotropy in ferromagnets, and wrote a review paper for one of the oldest Russian journals devoted to physical sciences - Technical Physics. It is avaiable in Russian now, and well be avaiable in English soon. 



Towards deeper understanding laser-driven changes of anisotropy

Petr Gerevernkov and co-authors have published a new paper in Physical Review Materials which continues our quest towards understanding details of laser-induced anisotropy changes and their impact on ultrafast magnetization dynamics in magnetic metallic films. In ultrafast magnetism a lot of attention is paid to a state of material within first femto- and picoseconds after laser excitation. However, relaxation processes happening at longer timescales are of no lesser importance for operation of prospective devices based on laser-induced magnetization dynamics. Pert and co-authors have studied how such relaxation processes can be analyzed and how they affect precession of magnetization excited by a femtosecond laser pulse.



New PhD!

Roman Dubrovin has successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled "Lattice dynamics and spontaneous magnetodielectric effects in fluoroperovskites" on May 20, 2021. His supervisor was prof. dr. Roman Pisarev. It was an outstatding defence of the outstanding scientific work!



Novel concept of tunable spin waves source

Ferrolab team lead by Nikolai Khokhlov in collaboration with Russian Quantum Center suggested a novel concept of a tunable source of magnetostatic spin waves. They've come up with the idea of exciting a thin magnetic film by a femtosecond laser pulse near a domain wall. Micromagnetic modelling have shown that laser spot and domain wall form a kind of a resonator for the generated waves. Bacause of it, it is possible to tune the spectrum of the wave propagating out of such resonator in several ways. The paper has been recently published in Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials.



Coffee, science & technology

Sometimes it is nice to sit down and talk about future of magnetism with a general public who has interest in learning somethis new about science and technology. Politechnic Museum in Moscow had recently invited Alexandra Kalashnikova to the "Brunch with a scientist", where she discussed the past, present and future of magnetic storage. Some pictures from the event can be found here.



Bright future of magnetic recording

Do you want to get a brief introduction in magnetic recording technology and its future illuminated by laser pulses? Then the recent lecture given by Alexandra Kalashnikova in the New Holland lectorium may be of interest for you! It is avaiable here (in Russian).



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Media about us

ITMO.NEWS - about recent public lecture on "Bright future of magnetic recording" by Alexandra Kalashnikova in the New Holland lectorium.

kommersant.ru - about our recent publication in Physical Review Applied "Laser-Induced Magnetization Precession in Individual Magnetoelastic Domains of a Multiferroic Co40Fe40B20/BaTiO3 Composite" (in Russian)

habr.ru - about persectives of all-optical magnetic recording (based on  the review article "Fundamentals and perspectives of ultrafast photoferroic recording" in Physics Reports)

ITMO.NEWS - overview of the Round table "Gender diversity in science" during MateNano2020 at which Ferrolab was represenetd by Alexandra Kalashnikova

ITMO.NEWS - interview with Alexandra Kalashnikova about the review article "Fundamentals and perspectives of ultrafast photoferroic recording" in Physics Reports

Indicator.ru - about our publication "Large non-thermal contribution to picosecond strain pulse generation using the photo-induced phase transition in VO2" in Nature Communications

TrV-Science - a brief interview with Alexandra Kalashnikova and several other scientists about the life of researchers during the social distancing period in April 2020 (in Russian)

Indicator.ru - about our publication "Optical Excitation of Propagating Magnetostatic Waves in an Epitaxial Galfenol Film by Ultrafast Magnetic Anisotropy Change" in Physical Review Applied

Indicator.ru - interview with Alexandra Kalashnikova, 2019 and its video version 

Russian Science Foundation - about our publication "Optically excited spin pumping mediating collective magnetization dynamics in a spin valve structure" in Physical Review B.