Magnetism of Co1-xFex-NOL in specular spin-valves

Masaaki Doi, Masato Izumi, Hiromi Niu Fuke, Hitoshi Iwasaki, Masashi Sahashi

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We investigated the magnetic properties of the Co1-xFe x-natural oxidized nano-oxide layer (NOL) in the specular spin-valve system by precise measurement of magnetization at 77 K and M-T curves after field cooling at ±5 kOe. The result suggests the antiferromagnetic component behavior of the NOL and its Néel temperature (TN) shifts to the higher temperature with increasing Fe composition. Below the TN, the antiparallel spin configuration at the pinned layers is stabilized by the exchange bias field induced from antiferromagnetic component of NOL by the field cooling in negative field direction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2263-2265
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 II
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Exchange coupling
  • Giant magnetoresistance
  • Nano-oxide layer (NOL)
  • Specular reflection
  • Spin-valves

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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