A novel mechanism for the Gilbert damping in normal-metal-ferromagnet hybrids was proposed. A spin-pump effect enhanced the Gilbert damping constant in the thin ferromagnetic films with normal metal buffer layers. The damping was found to be significant for transition metal films thinner than about 10 nm.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Physical Review Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 2002 Mar 18|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physics and Astronomy(all)