Magnetotransport properties of lithographically defined lateral Co/Ni80Fe20 wires
Husain, M. K. and Adeyeye, A. O. (2003) Magnetotransport properties of lithographically defined lateral Co/Ni80Fe20 wires. Journal of Applied Physics, 93, (10), 7610-7612.
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In this article we have investigated the magnetization reversal process of laterally defined coupled magnetic structures consisting of micron-sized sputtered Co and Ni80Fe20 wires lying side by side at temperatures ranging from 3 to 300 K. We have used a microfabrication technique to create an array of planar, laterally coupled magnetic wires made of two ferromagnetic materials. We observed two distinct peaks in the magnetoresistance (MR) curves corresponding to the magnetization reversals of Co and Ni80Fe20 wires. Below a critical temperature of 20 K we observed an asymmetric shift in the Ni80Fe20 peak position for both forward and reverse field sweeps due to the exchange coupling between the ferromagnetic (Ni80Fe20) and antiferromagnetic (Co–oxide at the interface of Co and Ni80Fe20 formed during fabrication) parts. The Co peaks gradually disappeared as the temperature was reduced. At low temperature we also observed that the Ni80Fe20 peaks in the MR loops are considerably shifted to larger fields corresponding to the increase in coercivity.
|Keywords:||Magnetoresistance, Exchange Bias|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Physical and Applied Science > Electronics and Computer Science > NANO
|Date Deposited:||20 Apr 2006|
|Last Modified:||02 Mar 2012 11:39|
|Contributors:||Husain, M. K. (Author)
Adeyeye, A. O. (Author)
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