Device Applications Using Spin Dependent Tunneling and Nanostructured Materials
This paper describes recent developments in magnetoresistive materials and their applications. Also, it will focus on a few magnetoresistive materials and applications that are under active development. Two applications are chosen, in part, due to their connection to nano-scale structures. These are 1) magnetoresistive isolators whose speed will be enhanced by nano-crystalline ferromagnetic layers, and 2) detection and manipulation of nano-magnetic particles using magnetoresistive sensors and integrated straps.
KeywordsTunnel Junction Bottom Electrode Hard Disk Drive Spin Valve Free Layer
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