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Title: Experimental study of the local magnetization reversal in exchange-biased spin-valve sensors
Authors: Boeve, H
De Boeck, J
Borghs, Gustaaf #
Issue Date: Jul-2001
Publisher: Ieee-inst electrical electronics engineers inc
Series Title: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics vol:37 issue:4 pages:3062-3064
Abstract: During the write action in magnetoresistive random access memories, the bit status is set by applying current pulses through on-chip word lines. The magnetic fields generated in this way are sufficient for switching the bit status. In this paper, an experimental study of the switching process in small spin-valves is initiated by assessing the effect of magnetic fields, generated by the on-chip word lines, on the nucleation of magnetic domains. The transport properties of micron-scale exchange-biased spin-valve sensors were used to detect the influence of these local magnetic fields.
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ISSN: 0018-9464
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Physics and Astronomy - miscellaneous
# (joint) last author

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