Novel magnetoresistive structures using self-assembly and nanowires on Si

Mazin Maqableh, Xiaobo Huang, Bethanie J H Stadler

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Anodic Aluminum Oxide (AAO) was grown both as free-standing membranes and as integrated layers on Si as templates for arrays of magnetoresistive nanowires. The barrier layer was completely removed in both cases and Co/Cu multilayered nanowires were successfully grown in these templates by DC electrodeposition. Magnetic hysteresis loops and current-perpendicular-to-plane giant magnetoresistance (CPP-GMR) up to 25% were measured for nanowires grown in free standing AAO templates and in templates grown on Si. Spin transfer torque (STT) switching was also measured for multilayers grown in free standing templates with a switching current density of 2.7 x 108 A/cm 2.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)9781605111339
StatePublished - 2009
Event2009 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 14 2009Apr 17 2009

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
ISSN (Print)0272-9172


Other2009 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA


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