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Title: Nonreciprocal dispersion of spin waves in ferromagnetic thin films covered with a finite-conductivity metal

We study the effect of one-side metallization of a uniform ferromagnetic thin film on its spin-wave dispersion relation in the Damon–Eshbach geometry. Due to the finite conductivity of the metallic cover layer on the ferromagnetic film, the spin-wave dispersion relation may be nonreciprocal only in a limited wave-vector range. We provide an approximate analytical solution for the spin-wave frequency, discuss its validity, and compare it with numerical results. The dispersion is analyzed systematically by varying the parameters of the ferromagnetic film, the metal cover layer and the value of the external magnetic field. The conclusions drawn from this analysis allow us to define a structure based on a 30 nm thick CoFeB film with an experimentally accessible nonreciprocal dispersion relation in a relatively wide wave-vector range.
Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Faculty of Physics, Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Umultowska 85, Poznań 61-614 (Poland)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22271201
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Journal of Applied Physics; Journal Volume: 115; Journal Issue: 11; Other Information: (c) 2014 AIP Publishing LLC; Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
75 CONDENSED MATTER PHYSICS, SUPERCONDUCTIVITY AND SUPERFLUIDITY; ANALYTICAL SOLUTION; APPROXIMATIONS; COBALT COMPOUNDS; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; DISPERSION RELATIONS; FERROMAGNETIC MATERIALS; IRON NITRIDES; LAYERS; MAGNETIC FIELDS; METALS; SPIN WAVES; THIN FILMS