We report on a new technique for the determination of the linear magnetostriction constant of thin films. The technique uses the shift in ferromagnetic resonance (FMR) of a magnetostrcitive sample upon application of an external stress. A circular thin film is deposited onto a fused quartz place by ion beam sputter deposition. The place is mounted in a cantilever configuration, with the film suspended over the junction of a slot-line/coplanar guided structure. The slot line proved a rf magnetic field normal to the film place, tunable over the frequency range 0.1 GHz


Originally published in Journal of Applied Physics 67, 5019 (1990). DOI:10.1063/1.344709 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.344709).


linear magnetostriction constant, slot line, FMR, fused quartz, ion beam sputter deposition

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Thin films, Ferromagnetic resonance, Magnetostriction, Magnetic fields


Electromagnetics and photonics


American Institute of Physics

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