Collective spin waves in Fe/Pd and Fe/W multilayers

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

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In Fe/Pd and Fe/W multilayers the complete, theoretically predicted band of collective magnetostatic spin-wave excitations has been observed. Despite the large number of bilayers (49-90) discrete spin-wave modes have been found in the upper half of the band. For Fe/Pd multilayers the saturation magnetization shows a monotonic reduction of up to 30% with decreasing modulation wavelength (down to 33 Å), which is not found in the Fe/W multilayer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)4308-4310
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1987

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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