Co/Pt multilayer based reference layers in magnetic tunnel junctions for nonvolatile spintronics VLSIs

Hideo Sato, Shoji Ikeda, Shunsuke Fukami, Hiroaki Honjo, Shinya Ishikawa, Michihiko Yamanouchi, Kotaro Mizunuma, Fumihiro Matsukura, Hideo Ohno

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Abstract

We investigated properties of Co/Pt multilayer for reference layer in CoFeB-MgO magnetic tunnel junctions with perpendicular easy axis. The sufficient thermal stability factor of 284 was obtained under zero applied field in 40-nm-diameter Co/Pt multilayer based reference layer annealed at 350 °C. By applying a synthetic ferrimagnetic (SyF) structure to the Co/Pt multilayer based reference layer, the shift of the center of minor resistance-magnetic field curves was suppressed, leading to higher thermal stability of antiparallel magnetization configuration than that without a SyF structure.

Original languageEnglish
Article number04EM02
JournalJapanese journal of applied physics
Volume53
Issue number4 SPEC. ISSUE
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014 Apr

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)
  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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