Giant Magneto-Resistance Devices

  • Eiichi Hirota
  • Hirosi Sakakima
  • Koichiro Inomata

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-IX
  2. Eiichi Hirota, Hirosi Sakakima, Koichiro Inomata
    Pages 1-10
  3. Eiichi Hirota, Hirosi Sakakima, Koichiro Inomata
    Pages 11-46
  4. Eiichi Hirota, Hirosi Sakakima, Koichiro Inomata
    Pages 47-70
  5. Eiichi Hirota, Hirosi Sakakima, Koichiro Inomata
    Pages 71-113
  6. Eiichi Hirota, Hirosi Sakakima, Koichiro Inomata
    Pages 114-134
  7. Eiichi Hirota, Hirosi Sakakima, Koichiro Inomata
    Pages 135-157
  8. Eiichi Hirota, Hirosi Sakakima, Koichiro Inomata
    Pages 158-177
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 179-179

About this book

Introduction

This book deals with the application of giant magneto-resistance (GMR) effects to electronic devices. It will appeal to engineers and graduate students in the fields of electronic devices and materials. The main subjects are magnetic sensors with high resolution and magnetic read heads with high sensitivity, required for hard-disk drives with recording densities of several gigabytes. Another important subject is novel magnetic random-access memories (MRAM) with non-volatile non-destructive and radiation-resistant characteristics. Other topics include future GMR devices based on bipolar spin transistors, spin field-effect transistors (FETs) and double-tunnel junctions.

Keywords

Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) Magnetic random access memory (MRAM) Magnetic sensor and head Metal multilayers Tunnel-type magnetoresistance (TMR) basic research electric current electron electronics magnetic field optics

Authors and affiliations

  • Eiichi Hirota
    • 1
  • Hirosi Sakakima
    • 1
  • Koichiro Inomata
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Technology Reserach LaboratoriesMatushita Electric Industrial Co., Ltd.Seika, Souraku, KyotoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Materials ScienceTohoku UniversityAramaki, Aoba-ku, SendaiJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-662-04777-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-07526-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-662-04777-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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