Ferromagnetic resonance study of polycrystalline Fe_{1-x}V_x alloy thin films

Authors
Beaujour, J-M. L.
Kent, A. D.
Sun, J. Z.
Description
Ferromagnetic resonance has been used to study the magnetic properties and magnetization dynamics of polycrystalline Fe$_{1-x}$V$_{x}$ alloy films with $0\leq x < 0.7$. Films were produced by co-sputtering from separate Fe and V targets, leading to a composition gradient across a Si substrate. FMR studies were conducted at room temperature with a broadband coplanar waveguide at frequencies up to 50 GHz using the flip-chip method. The effective demagnetization field $4 \pi M_{\mathrm{eff}}$ and the Gilbert damping parameter $\alpha$ have been determined as a function of V concentration. The results are compared to those of epitaxial FeV films.
Keywords
Condensed Matter - Mesoscale and Nanoscale Physics, Condensed Matter - Materials Science