The effect of tantalum (Ta) underlayer is investigated in Ni81Fe19 thin films for magnetization dynamics. The damping parameters extracted from spin wave measurements increase systematically with increasing Ta thickness, whereas the damping parameters from ferromagnetic resonance measurements are found to be weakly dependent on the Ta thickness. The difference is attributed to propagating properties of spin wave and short spin diffusion length in Ta. The group velocity of spin waves is found to be constant for different Ta thicknesses, and nonreciprocity of spin waves is not affected by the Ta thickness. The experimental observations are supported by micromagnetic simulations.
Influence of tantalum underlayer on magnetization dynamics in Ni81Fe19 films
Jae Hyun Kwon, Praveen Deorani, Jungbum Yoon, Masamitsu Hayashi, Hyunsoo Yang; Influence of tantalum underlayer on magnetization dynamics in Ni81Fe19 films. Appl. Phys. Lett. 13 July 2015; 107 (2): 022401. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.4926612
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