We report on the observation of anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) in vertical asymmetric nano-contacts (NCs) made through AlOx nano-oxide layer (NOL) formed by ion-assisted oxidation method in the film stack of Co/AlOx-NOL/Pt. Analysis of NC formation was based on in situ conductive atomic force microscopy and transmission electron microscopy. Depending on the purity of NCs from Al contamination, we observed up to 29% AMR ratio at room temperature.
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- Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)