Damping at normal metal/permalloy interfaces Conference Paper uri icon


  • We have determined the Gilbert damping parameter as a function of layer thickness in six sets of samples with either a normal metal (NM)/Permalloy (NiFe) or NM/NiFe/NM structure by measuring the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) linewidth for all series and correcting for extrinsic broadening effects. In the NM/NiFe samples, we find that increasing the interface roughness increases the damping quadratically from 0.01 at 3 nm to 0.11 at 47 nm, and by controlling the roughness of the copper layer, we have found there is no evidence of increased damping due to the thickness of the copper layer between 100-2050 nm of copper. 2005 IEEE.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Rantschler, J. O., Maranville, B. B., Mallett, J. J., Chen, P. J., McMichael, R. D., & Egelhoff, W. F.

citation count

  • 29

complete list of authors

  • Rantschler, JO||Maranville, BB||Mallett, JJ||Chen, PJ||McMichael, RD||Egelhoff, WF

publication date

  • October 2005