Spin-Current Induced Magnetotransport in Co/Cu/Co Nanostructures

Published: September 01, 2002


Fred B. Mancoff, Stephen E. Russek


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
Pub Type: Journals

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giant magnetoresistance, magnetic films and devices, multilayer films, spin-valves
Created September 01, 2002, Updated February 19, 2017