Simulated magnetoresistive behavior of geometrically assymmetric spin valves

J. O. Oti, R. W. Cross, S. E. Russek, Y. K. Kim

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A semi-analytical micromagnetic model is used to study how the magnetoresistive (MR) response is affected by uneven geometries in NiFe/Cu/NiFe spin-valve devices. Devices with unequal stripe heights and thicknesses of the magnetic layers are studied. The calculated devices are 4 μm long, pinned by a transverse field of 16 kA/n and have nonmagnetic spacer thicknesses of 4 nm. Stripe heights are varied from 0.5 μm to 2 μm and magnetic-layer thicknesses from 3 μm to 6 nm. Device responses are analyzed and used to indicate how optimal device geometries may be selected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4606-4608
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 PART 2
Publication statusPublished - 1996
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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