By Topic

Giant magnetoresistance in Co1-xCux/Cu multilayers: A new approach to reduced magnetoresistive hysteresis

Sign In

Cookies must be enabled to login.After enabling cookies , please use refresh or reload or ctrl+f5 on the browser for the login options.

Formats Non-Member Member
$31 $31
Learn how you can qualify for the best price for this item!
Become an IEEE Member or Subscribe to
IEEE Xplore for exclusive pricing!
close button

puzzle piece

IEEE membership options for an individual and IEEE Xplore subscriptions for an organization offer the most affordable access to essential journal articles, conference papers, standards, eBooks, and eLearning courses.

Learn more about:

IEEE membership

IEEE Xplore subscriptions

2 Author(s)
Kubinski, D.J. ; Ford Research Laboratory, SRL/MD3028, P.O. Box 2053, Dearborn, Michigan 4812-2053 ; Holloway, H.

Your organization might have access to this article on the publisher's site. To check, click on this link:http://dx.doi.org/+10.1063/1.365815 

Co1-xCux/Cu multilayers have been made by sputtering using codeposition of Co and Cu to obtain Co1-xCux alloy layers that are separated by 20 Å Cu spacers. As with Co/Cu multilayers, this Cu spacer thickness corresponds to the second antiferromagnetic maximum. At ambient temperatures, the Co1-xCux/Cu multilayers with x≈0.5 exhibit an absence of magnetoresistive hysteresis resembling that reported previously for Co/Cu multilayers at the second antiferromagnetic maximum when the Co layers are very thin (∼3 Å). The multilayers with Co1-xCux alloys differ significantly from the low-hysteresis Co/Cu multilayers by exhibiting low hysteresis over a larger range of ferromagnetic layer thickness. This is practically significant because it reduces the demands for thickness control during manufacturing. © 1997 American Institute of Physics.

Published in:

Journal of Applied Physics  (Volume:82 ,  Issue: 1 )