Strip line (SL), vector network analyzer (VNA), and pulsed inductive microwave magnetometer (PIMM) techniques were used to measure the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) linewidth for a series of Permalloy films with thicknesses of 50 and 100 nm. The SL-FMR measurements were made for fixed frequencies from 1.5 to 5.5 GHz. The VNA-FMR and PIMM measurements were made for fixed in-plane fields from 1.6 to 8 kA/m (20-100 Oe). The results provide a confirmation, lacking until now, that the linewidths measured by these three methods are consistent and compatible. In the field format, the linewidths are a linear function of frequency, with a slope that corresponds to a nominal Landau-Lifshitz phenomenological damping parameter α value of 0.007 and zero frequency intercepts in the 160-320 A/m (2-4 Oe) range. In the frequency format, the corresponding linewidth versus frequency response shows a weak upward curvature at the lowest measurement frequencies and a leveling off at high frequencies.
Citation: Journal of Applied Physics
Pub Type: Journals
damping, FMR, magnetodynamics, PIMM