Asymmetry of spin wave dispersions in a hexagonal magnonic crystal
Applied Physics Letters
American Institute of Physics (AIP)
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We report a study of the dispersion of spin waves in a hexagonal array of interacting ferromagnetic nanodisks for two orthogonal orientations of the in-plane applied magnetic field, i.e., either parallel or perpendicular to the direction of first neighbour disks. The experimental data were modelled using the dynamical matrix method, and the results were interpreted in terms of the effective wave vector model. We have found that spin waves propagating in the two orthogonal directions exhibit marked asymmetry concerning the existence of maxima/minima in their dispersion curves and the sign of their group velocities. © 2013 AIP Publishing LLC.
This work was supported by the European Community's Seventh Framework Programme (FP7/2007-2013) under Grant Agreement Nos. 228673 (MAGNONICS) and 233552 (DYNAMAG) and by MIUR-PRIN 2010-11 Project 2010ECA8P3 “DyNanoMag.” V.V.K. also acknowledges funding received from EPSRC of the UK under project EP/E055087/1.
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