We experimentally investigate the dynamic properties of Co25Fe75 thin films grown by dc magnetron sputtering. Using ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy, we demonstrate an ultralow total damping parameter in the out-of-plane configuration of < 0.0013, whereas for the in-plane configuration we find a minimum total damping of < 0.0020. In both cases, we observe low inhomogeneous linewidth broadening in macroscopic films. We observe a minimum full-width half-maximum linewidth of 1 mT at 10 GHz resonance frequency for a 12nm thick film. We characterize the morphology and structure of these films as a function of seed layer combinations and find large variation of the qualitative behavior of the in-plane linewidth vs. resonance frequency. Finally, we use wavevector-dependent Brillouin light scattering spectroscopy to characterize the linewidth of spin-wave modes and their group velocity at wave vectors up to 23 µm-1.
Eric Edwards, Hans Nembach, and Justin Shaw, "Co25Fe75 thin films with ultralow total damping (Conference Presentation)," Proc. SPIE 10732, Spintronics XI, 1073205 (Presented at SPIE Nanoscience + Engineering: August 19, 2018; Published: 18 September 2018); https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2322157.5836440662001.
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