Thin films of perovskite oxides offer the possibility of combining emerging concepts of strongly correlated electron phenomena and spin current in magnetic devices. However, spin transport and magnetization dynamics in these complex oxide materials are not well understood. Here, we experimentally quantify spin transport parameters and magnetization damping in epitaxial perovskite ferromagnet/paramagnet bilayers of La2/3Sr1/3MnO3/SrRuO3 (LSMO/SRO) by broadband ferromagnetic resonance spectroscopy. From the SRO thickness dependence of the Gilbert damping, we estimate a short spin diffusion length of 1 nm in SRO and an interfacial spin-mixing conductance comparable to other ferromagnet/paramagnetic-metal bilayers. Moreover, we find that anisotropic non-Gilbert damping due to two-magnon scattering also increases with the addition of SRO. Our results demonstrate LSMO/SRO as a spin-source/spin-sink system that may be a foundation for examining spin-current transport in various perovskite heterostructures.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics