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Insertion of a Specular Reflective and Transmissive Nano-Oxide Layer into Giant Magnetoresistance Spin-Valve Structure

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We have studied the influence of the insertion of a nano-oxide layer (NOL) into a magnetic GMR spin-valve. It was found that the spin-valve with NOL has a higher GMR ratio than that of the normal spin-valve without NOL. Naturally formed NOL without vacuum break shows a uniform layer, which effectively suppresses the current shunt, resulting in the reduction of the sheet resistance of GMR. The NOL spin-valve also shows a lower interlayer coupling (H in) than that of the optimal normal spin-valve, which is consistent with AFM measurement showing lower roughness of NOL formed CoFe surface. Based on the advantage of NOL, we succeeded in lowering H in while maintaining GMR ratio by insertion of NOL inside the CoFe free layer, where the free layer consists of CoFe/NOL/CoFe/NOL/Capping layer.
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Keywords: GMR SPIN-VALVE; NANO-OXIDE LAYER

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: 2006-11-01

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