Date of Award

12-2010

Document Type

Dissertation

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Legacy Department

Electrical Engineering

Advisor

Wang, Pingshan

Committee Member

Pearson , Wilson L

Committee Member

Hubing , Todd H

Committee Member

Rao , Apparao M

Abstract

The dissertation focuses on the broadband characterization of magnetization dynamics of submicron (200-550 nm wide, 10 µm long, 100 nm thick) and micron (2-10 µm wide, 100 µm long, 100 nm thick) size patterned ferromagnetic material (Permalloy, Py) with low frequency and microwave measurement methods. Particularly the ferromagnetic resonance (FMR), damping process, magnetization reversal, mag-noise, and 1/f noise in different pattern geometry, DC current and external magnetic field bias situations are investigated. In addition to simple microwave transmission line measurements, a sensitive on-chip microwave interferometer is proposed and fabricated by means of nano-fabrication techniques. The FMR properties of an individual nanoscale Py pattern were measure with the interferometer.

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