Origin of variation of shift field via annealing at 400°C in a perpendicular-anisotropy magnetic tunnel junction with [Co/Pt]-multilayers based synthetic ferrimagnetic reference layer

H. Honjo, S. Ikeda, H. Sato, T. Watanebe, S. Miura, T. Nasuno, Y. Noguchi, M. Yasuhira, T. Tanigawa, H. Koike, M. Muraguchi, M. Niwa, K. Ito, H. Ohno, T. Endoh

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Abstract

We investigated properties of perpendicular-anisotropy magnetic tunnel junctions (p-MTJs) with [Co/Pt]-multilayer based synthetic ferrimagnetic reference (SyF) layer at elevated annealing temperature Ta from 350°C to 400°C. Shift field HS defined as center field of minor resistance versus magnetic field curve of the MTJs increased with increase of Ta from 350°C to 400°C. The variation of HS is attributed to the variation of saturation magnetic moment in the SyF reference layer. Cross sectional energy dispersive X-ray spectroscopy analysis revealed that Fe element of CoFeB in the reference layer diffuses to Co/Pt multilayers in the SyF reference layer.

Original languageEnglish
Article number055913
JournalAIP Advances
Volume7
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 May 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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