New technique for excitation of bulk and surface spin waves in ferromagnets

S. A. Bogacz*, J. B. Ketterson

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A meander-line magnetic transducer is discussed in the context of bulk and surface spin-wave generation in ferromagnets. The magnetic field created by the transducer was calculated in closed analytic form for this model. The linear response of the ferromagnet to the inhomogenous surface disturbance of arbitrary ω and k was obtained as a self-consistent solution to the Bloch equation of motion and the Maxwell equations, subject to appropriate boundary condition. In particular, the energy flux through the boundary displays a sharp resonantlike absorption maximum concentrated at the frequency of the magnetostatic Damon-Eshbach (DE) surface mode; furthermore, the energy transfer spectrum is cut off abruptly below the threshold frequency of the bulk spin waves. The application of the meander line to the spin diffusion problem in NMR is also discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1935-1942
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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