Dispersion of collective magnonic modes in stacks of nanoscale magnetic elements
Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
American Physical Society
We report a numerical study of the dispersion of collective magnonic modes in magnonic crystals formed by stacks of magnetostatically coupled magnetic nanoelements. The calculations reveal that the sign of the magnonic dispersion is determined by the spatial character and ellipticity of precession for the eigenmodes of the isolated elements that give rise to the magnonic bands. We identify a critical value of the ellipticity at which the dispersion of the collective magnonic modes changes sign. The critical value is independent of the magnetic parameters and shape of the elements but is a characteristic of their arrangement (superstructure).
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Vol. 84 (14), article 140405(R)