Formation of a nanobarrel structure in CPP-GMR spin-valve films

Yoshihiko Fuji, Hiromi Yuasa, Hideaki Fukuzawa

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As a new approach for current-perpendicular-to-plane giant magnetoresistive (CPP-GMR) spin-valve films, we have proposed a new nanostructure to cause mesoscopic phenomena. For this purpose, we have successfully formed a nanobarrel structure composed of Cu granular-like shape surrounded by Al2O3 insulator in which Cu nanoconducting channel punches through the Al2O3 insulator both at the top and at the bottom. This nanobarrel structure was confirmed by high-resolution transmission electron microscope (HR-TEM) analysis. Both the resistance-voltage characteristics and the resistance-temperature characteristics showed the metallic conductance property, which is in good agreement with the nanostructure identified by HR-TEM analysis. The nanobarrel structure offers features compatible with both nano-ordered electron-confined structure by insulator and low resistance with metallic conductance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1449-1451
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume322
Issue number9-12
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2010
Externally publishedYes

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  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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Formation of a nanobarrel structure in CPP-GMR spin-valve films. / Fuji, Yoshihiko; Yuasa, Hiromi; Fukuzawa, Hideaki.

In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Vol. 322, No. 9-12, 01.05.2010, p. 1449-1451.

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Fuji, Yoshihiko ; Yuasa, Hiromi ; Fukuzawa, Hideaki. / Formation of a nanobarrel structure in CPP-GMR spin-valve films. In: Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials. 2010 ; Vol. 322, No. 9-12. pp. 1449-1451.
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