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Effects of Annealing on the GMR and Domain Structure Stabilization in a Py/Cu/Py/MnIr Spin Valve

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Author(s)

C G. Lee, J G. Jung, V S. Gornakov, Robert McMichael, Andrew P. Chen, William F. Egelhoff Jr.

Abstract

The thermal stability of magnetic and magnetotransport properties of a Py/Cu/Py/Ir20MN80 spin-valve system were studied. The dependence of the magnetoresistance (MR) and the magnetic domain structures of the spin-valve on anneal temperature were measured. Domain imaging revealed that increasing anneal temperature leads to changes in the exchange coupling between the two ferromagnetic layers showing regions of antiferromagnetically coupled layers, which appeared in ferromagnetically coupled area after cooling.
Citation
Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume
272-76
Issue
Pt. 3

Keywords

ferromagnetic, giant magnetoresistance, magnetic domain structure, magnetoresistance, magnetotransport properties, spin-valve

Citation

Lee, C. , Jung, J. , Gornakov, V. , McMichael, R. , Chen, A. and Egelhoff Jr., W. (2004), Effects of Annealing on the GMR and Domain Structure Stabilization in a Py/Cu/Py/MnIr Spin Valve, Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created April 30, 2004, Updated October 12, 2021