Giant magnetoresistance and soft magnetic properties of Co90Fe10/Cu spin-valve structures

Y. Kamiguchi, K. Saito, H. Iwasaki, M. Sahashi, M. Ouse, S. Nakamura

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Spin-valve structures with a magnetic material buffer layer, CoNbZr/NiFe/Co90Fe10/Cu/Co90Fe10/ Fe50Mn50, were prepared on a oxidized Si substrate. From x-ray diffraction analysis, it was shown that the CoNbZr/NiFe buffer layer enhances the fee (111) orientation of the spin-valve structure on oxidized Si. After annealing, the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) ratio of Δρ/ρ=8% and the soft magnetic properties of Hc=0.1 Oe and Hk=2.8 Oe were obtained. The sensitivity of GMR, Δ(Δρ/ ρ)/ΔH, of 1.4%/Oe is achieved.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6399-6401
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8 PART 2B
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr 15

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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