Study of dipole interaction in micron-width NiFe/Cu/NiFe/NiO wire using exchange anisotropy

Takashi Kimura, Yoshio Itagaki, Fujio Wakaya, Kenji Gamo

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The dipole interaction between a NiFe layer pinned by a NiO and a free NiFe layer in a micron-wide NiFe/Cu/NiFe/NiO wire was studied by changing the direction of the exchange bias from the NiO layer. The effect of the dipole interaction when the exchange bias was perpendicular to the wire axis was larger than that when the exchange bias was parallel to the wire axis, and was consistently explained by the stray field caused by the magnetic charges of the pinned layer. It was demonstrated that this method, using exchange anisotropy, is useful for investigating the dipole interaction between ferromagnetic materials separated by a nonmagnetic material in small-scale magnetic multilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4007-4009
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number25
Publication statusPublished - Jun 18 2001
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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