We use the time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr effect to measure the local temperature and heat-flow dynamics in ferromagnetic SrRuO3 thin films. After heating by a pump pulse, the film temperature decays exponentially, indicating that the heat flow out of the film is limited by the film/substrate interface. We show that this behavior is consistent with an effective boundary resistance resulting from disequilibrium between the spin and phonon temperatures in the film.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|State||Published - 19 Aug 2010|