Brillouin scattering from collective spin waves in magnetic superlattices (invited)

B. Hillebrands, A. Boufelfel, C. M. Falco, P. Baumgart, G. Güntherodt, E. Zirngiebl, J. D. Thompson

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We report on the observation and the analysis of collective magnetostatic spin-wave excitations in magnetic superlattices. The influence of interface anisotropies, which can become dominant for small modulation wavelengths, is discussed. For the system Fe/Pd we show that Brillouin spectroscopy experiments in combination with the measurement of the saturation magnetization by a SQUID magnetometer give evidence for a magnetic polarization of the Pd spacer layers, as well as for a small negative out-of-plane interface anisotropy constant of Ks =-0.15 erg/cm2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3880-3884
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - Dec 1 1988

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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