Abstract

Spintronics is a research field that focuses on the manipulation of the quantum mechanical spin of charge carriers in solid state materials for future technological applications. Creating large spin currents with large relaxation times is sought after in the field of spintronics which may be aided by combining spintronics with superconductivity. This thesis provides a phenomological study of the effective change in ferromagnetic resonance linewidth, by dynamical spin injection into a permalloy-copper-niobium tri-layer in the superconducting state. The ferromagetic resonance linewidth was measured from 2-14 K. It was observed that there was a change in the behavior of the resonance as well as a change in the linewidth from the between 6-8 K. An observed change in the resonance field, Hr, shows a clear non monotonic behavior as a function of temperature below 7-8 K. The decrease in linewidth was attributed to the suppression of the spin sinking mechanisms due to the superconducting state of niobium.

Thesis Completion

2017

Semester

Summer

Thesis Chair

Del Barco, Enrique

Degree

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

College

College of Sciences

Department

Physics

Degree Program

Physics

Location

Orlando (Main) Campus

Language

English

Access Status

Open Access

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