Enhanced magnon transport through an amorphous magnetic insulator

D. M. Cheshire, J. A.D. Nascimento, V. K. Lazarov, S. A. Cavill*

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Conduction of spin currents in disordered insulating antiferromagnets has recently been at the center of scientific debate with both long-range spin transport or no spin transport at all observed experimentally. In this study, ferromagnetic resonance has been used to probe the transmission of ac spin current through thin amorphous yttrium iron garnet (YIG) layers. The spin current is found to be mediated by evanescent spin waves with a penetration length four times larger than that of previous studies of amorphous YIG, even exceeding the spin penetration length of crystalline NiO.

Original languageEnglish
Article number134432
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B
Issue number13
Publication statusPublished - 23 Apr 2024

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