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Spin waves in planar quasicrystal of Penrose tiling

Research Area: Magnonics Year: 2018
Type of Publication: Article Keywords: spin waves, magnonics, quaicrystals, Penrose tiling
Journal: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Volume: 450
Pages: 18
We investigated two-dimensional magnonic structures which are the counterparts of photonic quasicrystals forming Penrose tiling. We considered the slab composed of Ni (or Py) disks embedded in Fe (or Co) matrix. The disks are arranged in quasiperiodic Penrose-like structure. The infinite quasicrystal was approximated by its rectangular section with periodic boundary conditions applied. This approach allowed us to use the plane wave method to find the frequency spectrum of eigenmodes for spin waves and their spatial profiles. The calculated integrated density of states shows more distinctive magnonic gaps for the structure composed of materials of high magnetic contrast (Ni and Fe) and relatively high filling fraction. This proves the impact of quasiperiodic long-range order on the spectrum of spin waves. We also investigated the localization of spin wave eingenmodes resulting from the quasiperiodicity of the structure.
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