Journal of Experimental and Theoretical Physics

, Volume 125, Issue 5, pp 875–878 | Cite as

Anomalous magnetic relaxation in thin Pd0.99Fe0.01 films

  • L. S. Uspenskaya
  • I. N. Khlyustikov
Electronic Properties of Solid


The magnetic relaxation in Pd0.99Fe0.01 films, which have the thicknesses that are practically important for cryoelectronics (25 and 40 nm), is detected and experimentally studied. The relaxation is shown to be substantial only in thin films. The magnetization relaxation is found to be well described by the sum of two exponential functions with characteristic times that differ by an order of magnitude from each other. The characteristic relaxation time and the ratio of the contributions of two relaxations depend on temperature. The activation energies of the relaxation processes are determined. The activation volume is shown to correspond to a 20-nm ferromagnetic cluster. The results obtained agree with the model of two-component magnetization in thin PdFe films [6].


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Solid State PhysicsRussian Academy of SciencesChernogolovkaRussia
  2. 2.Kapitza Institute for Physical ProblemsRussian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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