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Micromechanical Detectors for Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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Author(s)

John M. Moreland, Pavel Kabos, Albrecht Jander, M. Loehndorf, Robert McMichael, C G. Lee

Abstract

We demonstrate micromechanical detection of ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) in thin magnetic films. FMR spectroscopy is performed on nanometer scale samples integrated with a micromachined silicon cantilever. We present several techniques by which the FMR signal is coupled to a mechanical response of the cantilever. Cantilevers with low spring constants and high mechanical Q are essential for these coupled to amechanical response of the cantilever. Cantilevers with low spring constants and high mechanical Q are essential for these measurements. Sub-nanometer displacements of the cantilever are detected using a laser beam-bounce system typical of many atomic force microscopes (AFM). The high sensitivities achieved by integrating the sample with the detector allow magnetic measurements on samples with total magnetic moments smaller than detectable with conventional magnetometers. Metrology applications for micromachined magnetometers include ultra-thin film material characterization, magnetic field microscopy, microwave field imaging, and deposition process monitors.
Proceedings Title
Proc., SPIE, Micromachined Devices and Components IV, vol. 4176
Conference Dates
September 18-19, 2000
Conference Location
Santa Clara, CA, USA

Keywords

atomic force microscope (AFM), bimaterial calorimeter, ferromagnetic resonance (FMR), M-H loops, MEMS, micromechanical detector, microwave instrumentation, torque magnetometer

Citation

Moreland, J. , Kabos, P. , Jander, A. , Loehndorf, M. , McMichael, R. and Lee, C. (2000), Micromechanical Detectors for Ferromagnetic Resonance Spectroscopy, Proc., SPIE, Micromachined Devices and Components IV, vol. 4176, Santa Clara, CA, USA (Accessed June 15, 2024)

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Created August 31, 2000, Updated October 12, 2021