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Publication Citation: Spin-Current Induced Magnetotransport in Co/Cu/Co Nanostructures

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Author(s): Fred B. Mancoff; Stephen E. Russek;
Title: Spin-Current Induced Magnetotransport in Co/Cu/Co Nanostructures
Published: September 01, 2002
Abstract: We report measurements on sub-100 nm current-perpendicular-to-place Co/Cu/Co spin-valves. The giant magnetoresistance versus applied magnetic field shows the switching in individual patterned Co nanomagnets. Spin transfer from the spin-polarized current to the nanomagnets becomes significant for large currents and small devices. The resistance versus applied current shows spin-transfer effects, including current-induced nanomagnet switching and resistance steps indicative of current-induced magnetic precession.
Citation: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume: 38
Issue: 5
Pages: pp. 2853 - 2855
Keywords: giant magnetoresistance,magnetic films and devices,multilayer films,spin-valves
Research Areas: Spintronics
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