Ultrafast magnetic switching of GdFeCo with electronic heat currents

@article{Wilson2016UltrafastMS,
  title={Ultrafast magnetic switching of GdFeCo with electronic heat currents},
  author={Robert B. Wilson and Jon Gorchon and Yang Yang and C-H. Lambert and Sayeef S. Salahuddin and Jeffrey Bokor},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2016},
  volume={95},
  pages={180409}
}
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