MR Properties and Thermal Stabilities of Cu/Co/Cu/NiFe Multilayers

D. Miyauchi, S. Araki, Y. Narumiya

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Cu/Co/Cu/NiFe multilayer films prepared by evaporation in an ultrahigh vacuum showed induced ferrimagnetism and giant MR properties. The slope of the linear part of the MR curve near zero field is sensitive to the coercive force and squareness ratio of magnetization of the NiFe layers. The maximum slope was 0.41%/Oe for Cr(50Å)[Cu (50Å)/Co(10Å)/Cu(50Å)/NiFe(15Å)]×10. The annealing temperature dependence of the slope was due to the interdiffusion of NiFe and Cu layers. Improved thermal stability was obtained by the use of thicker NiFe layers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)32-37
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Translation Journal on Magnetics in Japan
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)


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