Ferromagnetic tunneling effect in NiFe/GdOx/Co and NiFe/AlOx/Co junctions made by electron beam deposition

Masashi Ohba, Yoshihisa Obi, Koki Takanashi, Hiroyasu Fujimori

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Ferromagnetic tunneling effect has been investigated experimentally on the ferromagnetic-ferromagnetic metal junctions with insulator barrier such as 80NiFe/GdOx/Co and 80NiFe/AlOx/Co sandwich films fabricated by an electron beam deposition method under various conditions. Results of measurements of magnetization and magnetoresistance for several samples as a function of external magnetic field show the typical behavior for the ferromagnetic tunneling effect. The largest value of magnetoresistance ratio obtained in the present samples is 1.3%. This value is of about one-third compared to that by obtained by Miyazaki et al and far smaller than the theoretically expected value (about 10%). One of the reason of this small value may come from the quality of the barrier.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-164
Number of pages4
JournalScience Reports of the Rerearch Institutes Tohoku University Series A-Physics
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Mar 1


  • Ferromagnetic tunneling effect
  • Magnetoresistance
  • NiFe/AlO/Co
  • NiFe/GdO/Co
  • Tunnel junction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Metals and Alloys


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