The permalloy (Py) thickness dependence of the magnetostatic spin wave (MSSW) propagation was investigated. Large-group velocity is realized for thick Py films and the MSSW can propagate more than 150 μm. However, attenuation length hardly changes for samples with a Py thickness of more than 100 nm, despite the increasing group velocity with increasing thickness. The eddy current effect decreases the wave channel thickness and it could cause the damping enhancement due to intralayer spin pumping in thick Py films.
ASJC Scopus subject areas