Evolving Magnetization Dynamics in Mn3-xGa
Magnetic materials with high magnetic coercivity (Hc), magnetic anisotropy (Ku) and low Gilbert damping (α) are of great importance for future spintronics devices. For instance, for spin-transfer-torque (STT) memory devices low α and high Ku are desired. Such a combination of material properties includes a built in contradiction since both Ku and α are dependent on the spin-orbit interaction (SO); a high Ku material is expected to have a high α. However, recent experimental investigations of Mn3-xGa, a material exhibiting high Curie temperature (Tc) > 700 K and (out-of-plane) perpendicular anisotropy, have shown that such a contradictorily low α and high Ku material exists.
KeywordsMagnetic Anisotropy Spin Precession Perpendicular Magnetic Anisotropy Perpendicular Anisotropy Post Growth Annealing
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