First-Principles Study on the Magnetic Damping of Transition Metals in the Presence of Spin Fluctuation

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Abstract

We calculated, from first principles, the Landau frequency λ to investigate the effects of spin fluctuation on the magnetic damping of Fe and Ni metals as well as L10 -type ordered alloys, namely, FePt, CoPt, FePd, and MnAl, assuming random arrangements of spins as an effect of thermal activation through coherent potential approximation and the tight-binding linear muffin-tin orbital method. The results show that the λ of these systems are similar to conductivity in the weak spin fluctuation region and resistivity in the strong fluctuation region as well as in the lattice vibration system. Qualitatively, this behavior is consistent with the experimental results for temperature dependence of the λ of Fe and Ni metals. For L10-type alloys, the magnitude of the magnetic damping is in the following (decreasing) order: CoPt, FePt, FePd, and MnAl.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7906565
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume53
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov

Keywords

  • First-principles calculation
  • Gilbert damping
  • spin fluctuation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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