# Alexey V. Kimel

Alexey V. Kimel received his Ph.D. in physics from the A. F. Ioffe Physico-Technical Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia, in 2002. At present he is an assistant professor at the Department of Spectroscopy of Solids and Interfaces, Institute for Molecules and Materials, Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, where he leads a research group specializing in studies of femtosecond optomagnetism.

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## Ultrafast probes for ultrasmall magnets

Published March 1, 2010
A single $30$-femtosecond pulse has been used to observe x-ray diffraction of a magnetic material, potentially opening the way to ultrafast probing of spin dynamics with nanometer spatial resolution.