Title: Magnetoresistance of a Wheatstone bridge with micron size Co zigzag wires
Authors: Buntinx, Dieter ×
Veldeman, Sofie
Volodine, Alexandre
Van Haesendonck, Christian #
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: Pergamon-elsevier science ltd
Series Title: Solid state communications vol:118 issue:12 pages:639-643
Abstract: We have studied the room temperature magnetoresistance of Co zigzag wires with micrometer width by arranging the wires according to a Wheatstone bridge configuration. Measurements of the magnetoresistance for different orientations of the applied magnetic field reveal a different behavior. The first orientation, corresponding to a different angle between the magnetic field and the two pairs of wires forming the bridge, drives the bridge out of equilibrium. For this first orientation the measured magnetoresistance can be explained in terms of the classical theory for anisotropic magnetoresistance in ferromagnetic materials. For the second orientation, corresponding to an identical angle between the field and all four branches, the bridge is close to being in equilibrium. This provides an extra sensitivity, enabling to observe mesoscopic magnetic effects related to the motion, creation and annihilation of domain walls. Details about the domain structure have been obtained by magnetic force microscopy in the presence of a magnetic field. (C) 2001 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN: 0038-1098
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Solid State Physics and Magnetism Section
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