Comparison of hysteresis loops from giant magnetoresistance and magnetometry for perpendicular-current exchange-biased spin valves

S. D. Steenwyk*, Shih-Ying Hsu, R. Loloee, J. Bass, W. P. Pratt

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Abstract

We compare for permalloy (Py)/Cu/Py or Py/Ag/Py exchange-biased spin valves, hysteresis loops of: (1) giant magnetoresistance (GMR) with current perpendicular to the layer planes (CPP-MR), and (2) magnetization M measured for the same portion of the sample used to measure the CPP-MR. As expected, the two kinds of loops are mostly very similar. There are, however, some slight differences, the source of which is not yet clear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4011-4013
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Volume81
Issue number8 PART 2A
StatePublished - 15 Apr 1997

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