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Femtosecond control of electric currents in metallic ferromagnetic heterostructures. / Huisman, T.J.; Mikhaylovskiy, Rostislav; Costa, J.D. ; Freimuth, F.; Paz, E.; Ventura, J.; Freitas, P. P.; Blugel, S.; Mokrousov, Y.; Rasing, Th.; Kimel, A.V.

In: Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 11, 08.02.2016, p. 455–458.

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Huisman, TJ, Mikhaylovskiy, R, Costa, JD, Freimuth, F, Paz, E, Ventura, J, Freitas, PP, Blugel, S, Mokrousov, Y, Rasing, T & Kimel, AV 2016, 'Femtosecond control of electric currents in metallic ferromagnetic heterostructures', Nature Nanotechnology, vol. 11, pp. 455–458. https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.331

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Huisman, T. J., Mikhaylovskiy, R., Costa, J. D., Freimuth, F., Paz, E., Ventura, J., Freitas, P. P., Blugel, S., Mokrousov, Y., Rasing, T., & Kimel, A. V. (2016). Femtosecond control of electric currents in metallic ferromagnetic heterostructures. Nature Nanotechnology, 11, 455–458. https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.331

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Huisman TJ, Mikhaylovskiy R, Costa JD, Freimuth F, Paz E, Ventura J et al. Femtosecond control of electric currents in metallic ferromagnetic heterostructures. Nature Nanotechnology. 2016 Feb 8;11:455–458. https://doi.org/10.1038/nnano.2015.331

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Huisman, T.J. ; Mikhaylovskiy, Rostislav ; Costa, J.D. ; Freimuth, F. ; Paz, E. ; Ventura, J. ; Freitas, P. P. ; Blugel, S. ; Mokrousov, Y. ; Rasing, Th. ; Kimel, A.V. / Femtosecond control of electric currents in metallic ferromagnetic heterostructures. In: Nature Nanotechnology. 2016 ; Vol. 11. pp. 455–458.

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