Gilbert magnetic damping constant of epitaxially grown Co-based Heusler alloy thin films

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Abstract

The magnetic damping constant in a series of Co2 MnAl x Si1-x and Co2 Fex Mn1-x Si Heusler alloy epitaxial films were systematically investigated by using ferromagnetic resonance technique. The determined magnetic damping constant is roughly proportional to the density of states at the Fermi energy of the first principle calculation. The result is consistent with the theoretical prediction when taking spin-orbit interaction into account. The small Gilbert damping constant for the fabricated films other than the Co2 Fex Mn1-x Si film with x>0.6 can be originated in the half-metallic electronic structure of Heusler alloys.

Original languageEnglish
Article number252501
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume96
Issue number25
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Jun 21

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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