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Tunable magnetization dynamics in interfacially modified Ni81Fe19/Pt bilayer thin film microstructures.

Ganguly, Arnab and Azzawi, Sinan and Saha, Susmita and King, J. A. and Rowan-Robinson, R. M. and Hindmarch, A. T. and Sinha, Jaivardhan and Atkinson, Del and Barman, Anjan (2015) 'Tunable magnetization dynamics in interfacially modified Ni81Fe19/Pt bilayer thin film microstructures.', Scientific reports., 5 . 17596 .


Interface modification for control of ultrafast magnetic properties using low-dose focused ion beam irradiation is demonstrated for bilayers of two technologically important materials: Ni81Fe19 and Pt. Magnetization dynamics were studied using an all-optical time-resolved magneto-optical Kerr microscopy method. Magnetization relaxation, precession, damping and the spatial coherence of magnetization dynamics were studied. Magnetization precession was fitted with a single-mode damped sinusoid to extract the Gilbert damping parameter. A systematic study of the damping parameter and frequency as a function of irradiation dose varying from 0 to 3.3 pC/μm2 shows a complex dependence upon ion beam dose. This is interpreted in terms of both intrinsic effects and extrinsic two-magnon scattering effects resulting from the expansion of the interfacial region and the creation of a compositionally graded alloy. The results suggest a new direction for the control of precessional magnetization dynamics, and open the opportunity to optimize high-speed magnetic devices.

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Date accepted:02 November 2015
Date deposited:04 December 2015
Date of first online publication:01 December 2015
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