Direct measurement for electric resistance of ferromagnetic metal- Nano-contact in oxide layer

Masashi Sahashi, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Shohei Kawasaki, Kousaku Miyake

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

Nanocontacts Magneto-Resistive (NCMR) Spin-Valve devices using NOL (Nano-Oxide Layer) have been reported to show some kind of a new MR effect. If the NC resistivity nears to the bulk's value without limit, the NC resistance will be almost dominated by the sharvin resistance at the NC with 1 to 2nm size, which conductance regime dominates the NC resistance of our NCMR attract much interest for understanding MR mechanism of our NCMR, where the NC size is certainly just 1 to 2nm but the NC resistivity is still unknown. So, in this study we constructed the home-made circuit for directly measuring each conductive channel-current through each nano-contact with in-situ conducting AFM and tried to evaluate quantitatively the resistivity of each single NC in the NOL.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPRICM7
PublisherTrans Tech Publications Ltd
Pages1800-1802
Number of pages3
ISBN (Print)0878492550, 9780878492558
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
Event7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7 - Cairns, QLD, Australia
Duration: 2010 Aug 22010 Aug 6

Publication series

NameMaterials Science Forum
Volume654-656
ISSN (Print)0255-5476
ISSN (Electronic)1662-9752

Other

Other7th Pacific Rim International Conference on Advanced Materials and Processing, PRICM-7
Country/TerritoryAustralia
CityCairns, QLD
Period10/8/210/8/6

Keywords

  • Ballistic conductance
  • Conducting AFM
  • Diffusive conductance
  • Direct measurement
  • Electric-conduction-regime
  • Nano-contact magnetoresistance
  • Nano-contact-resistivity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Direct measurement for electric resistance of ferromagnetic metal- Nano-contact in oxide layer'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this