Research Papers in Physics and Astronomy

 

Date of this Version

8-9-2017

Document Type

Article

Citation

PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 119, 067403 (2017)

DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.067403

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Published by the American Physical Society under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license

Abstract

We report an x-ray photon correlation spectroscopy method that exploits the recent development of the two-pulse mode at the Linac Coherent Light Source. By using coherent resonant x-ray magnetic scattering, we studied spontaneous fluctuations on nanosecond time scales in thin films of multilayered Fe/Gd that exhibit ordered stripe and Skyrmion lattice phases. The correlation time of the fluctuations was found to differ between the Skyrmion phase and near the stripe-Skyrmion boundary. This technique will enable a significant new area of research on the study of equilibrium fluctuations in condensed matter.

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