Enhanced Gilbert damping in thin ferromagnetic films

Yaroslav Tserkovnyak, Arne Brataas, Gerrit E. Bauer

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Article number117601
Pages (from-to)1176011-1176014
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Mar 18
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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