Collective spin waves in Fe-Pd and Fe-W multilayer structures

B. Hillebrands, P. Baumgart, R. Mock, G. Güntherodt, A. Boufelfel, C. M. Falco

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The complete, theoretically predicted band of collective magnetostatic spin-wave excitations has been observed for the first time in Fe-Pd and Fe-W multilayer structures by Brillouin scattering. Despite the large number of bilayers (49-90) discrete spin-wave modes due to a quantization of the momentum perpendicular to the stack have been observed in the upper half of the band. For Fe-Pd multilayer structures the saturation magnetization shows a monotonic decrease of up to 30% from that of the bulk Fe for modulation wavelengths down to 33 A.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)9000-9003
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number12
StatePublished - Jan 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics


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