Phase Transition Driven by Light : the Key Role of X-ray Diffraction and Time-resolved Techniques

@inproceedings{Collet2011PhaseTD,
  title={Phase Transition Driven by Light : the Key Role of X-ray Diffraction and Time-resolved Techniques},
  author={Eric Collet and Hiroshi Watanabe and Laurent Gu{\'e}rin and Maciej Lorenc and Marina Servol and Lo{\^i}c Toupet and Herv{\'e} Cailleau and Marylise Buron-Le Cointe},
  year={2011}
}
The optical control of the macroscopic physical properties (magnetic, optical...) of a material by laser irradiation is gaining interest through the emerging field of photoinduced phase transitions. Light-induced changes of the macroscopic state of a material involves subtle coupling between the electronic and structural degrees of freedom, which are essential for stabilizing the photoexcited state, different in nature from the stable state. Therefore the new experimental field of… CONTINUE READING