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Authors: Becker, Sven
Ren, Zengyao
Fuhrmann, Felix
Ross, Andrew
Lord, Sally
Ding, S.
Wu, R.
Yang, J.
Miao, J.
Kläui, Mathias
Jakob, Gerhard
Title: Magnetic coupling in Y3Fe5O12/Gd3Fe5O12 heterostructures
Online publication date: 17-Sep-2021
Language: english
Abstract: Ferrimagnetic Y3Fe5O12 (YIG) is the prototypical material for studying magnonic properties due to its exceptionally low damping. By substituting the yttrium with rare earth elements that have a net magnetic moment, we can introduce an additional spin degree of freedom. Here, we study the magnetic coupling in epitaxial Y3Fe5O12/Gd3Fe5O12 (YIG/GIG) heterostructures grown by pulsed laser deposition. From bulk sensitive magnetometry and surface sensitive spin Seebeck effect and spin Hall magnetoresistance measurements, we determine the alignment of the heterostructure magnetization as a function temperature and external magnetic field. The ferromagnetic coupling between the Fe sublattices of YIG and GIG dominates the overall behavior of the heterostructures. Because of the temperature-dependent gadolinium moment, a magnetic compensation point of the total bilayer system can be identified. This compensation point shifts to lower temperatures with increasing YIG thickness due the parallel alignment of the iron moments. We show that we can control the magnetic properties of the heterostructures by tuning the thickness of the individual layers, opening up a large playground for magnonic devices based on coupled magnetic insulators. These devices could potentially control the magnon transport analogously to electron transport in giant magnetoresistive devices.
DDC: 530 Physik
530 Physics
Institution: Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Department: FB 08 Physik, Mathematik u. Informatik
Place: Mainz
Version: Accepted version
Publication type: Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Document type specification: Scientific article
License: in Copyright
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Journal: Physical review applied
Pages or article number: 014047
Publisher: American Physical Society
Publisher place: College Park, Md. u.a.
Issue date: 2021
ISSN: 2331-7019
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Publisher DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevApplied.16.014047
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