Spin precession with frequencies up to 280 GHz is observed in Mn 3-δGa alloy films with a perpendicular magnetic anisotropy constant Ku∼15Merg/cm3. The damping constant α, characterizing macroscopic spin relaxation and being a key factor in spin-transfer-torque systems, is not larger than 0.008 (0.015) for the δ=1.46 (0.88) film. Those are about one-tenth of α values for known materials with large Ku. First-principles calculations well describe both low α and large Ku for these alloys.
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