|Título||Interplay between oscillatory exchange coupling and coercivities in giant magnetoresistive [Ni/sub 80/Fe/sub 20/Cu/Co/Cu] multilayers
Pereira, Luis Gustavo
Lottis, Daniel Kurt
Fert, Albert R.
|Abstract||We have observed giant magnetoresistance in [Ni80Fe20/Cu/Co/Cu] multilayers with well-defined oscillations in magnitude as a function of the Cu layer thickness both at 300 and 4.2 K. The phase and period are found to be very similar to those previously measured in Co/Cu and, more recently, Ni81Fe19/Cu multilayers. However, the existence of a strong contrast in coercive fields between Ni80Fe20, and Co leads to a significant magnetoresistance for Cu layer thicknesses where coupling is zero or even moderately ferromagnetic. At room temperature, resistance changes as large as 7% are observed within a few tens of oersted of zero field.
|Contido em||Applied physics letters. Vol. 61, no. 26 (Dec. 1992), p. 3187-3189
|Tipo||Artigo de periódico
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