Magnetic properties in ultrathin 3d transition-metal binary alloys. II. Experimental verification of quantitative theories of damping and spin pumping

M.A.W. Schoen, J. Lucassen, H.T. Nembach, B. Koopmans, T.J. Silva, C.H. Back, J.M. Shaw

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Abstract

A systematic experimental study of Gilbert damping is performed via ferromagnetic resonance for the disordered crystalline binary 3d transition-metal alloys Ni-Co, Ni-Fe, and Co-Fe over the full range of alloy compositions. After accounting for inhomogeneous linewidth broadening, the damping shows clear evidence of both interfacial damping enhancement (by spin pumping) and radiative damping. We quantify these two extrinsic contributions and thereby determine the intrinsic damping. The comparison of the intrinsic damping to multiple theoretical calculations yields good qualitative and quantitative agreement in most cases. Furthermore, the values of the damping obtained in this study are in good agreement with a wide range of published experimental and theoretical values. Additionally, we find a compositional dependence of the spin mixing conductance.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134411
Pages (from-to)1-9
Number of pages9
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume95
Issue number13
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Apr 2017

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