Design of specularly reflective layers in spin valves

Jongill Hong, Hitoshi Kanai

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The use of specularly reflective oxide layers in enhancing the giant magnetoresistance effect in spin valves is discussed. It was found that if the free layer is thinner than the pinned layer, the specularity at the free layer becomes an important factor in determining the behavior of the magnetoconductance. Moreover, in a spin valve with a thick free layer it is important to control the specularity at the pinned layer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3288-3291
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sept 1

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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