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In Situ Applied Field Imaging Of A Magnetic Tunnel Junction Using Magnetic Force Microscopy, J. S. Leib, Chester C.H. Lo, John E. Snyder, David C. Jiles May 2003

In Situ Applied Field Imaging Of A Magnetic Tunnel Junction Using Magnetic Force Microscopy, J. S. Leib, Chester C.H. Lo, John E. Snyder, David C. Jiles

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Knowledge of domain behavior in magnetic tunnel junctions is an essential component, together with knowledge of the electron band structure, for understanding their magnetoelectronic properties. To this purpose, the magnetization reversal processes of a multilayertunnel junction of structure substrate/NiFe/AlOx/FeCo/CrPtMn/Al of tapered half-ellipsoid shape have been imaged using a magnetic force microscope(MFM) within situ applied magnetic fields. Stripe domains through both the stack and free layers observed at zero applied field were erased by a ∼100 Oe field applied to the left followed by applying a small field to the right. Magnetic domain structure ...


Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy And Magnetic Force Microscopy Characterization Of Nife/Al-Oxide/Co Films, Andrew C. C. Yu, Chester C.H. Lo, Amanda K. Petford-Long, David C. Jiles, Terunobu Miyazaki Jan 2002

Lorentz Transmission Electron Microscopy And Magnetic Force Microscopy Characterization Of Nife/Al-Oxide/Co Films, Andrew C. C. Yu, Chester C.H. Lo, Amanda K. Petford-Long, David C. Jiles, Terunobu Miyazaki

Materials Science and Engineering Publications

Magnetization reversal process of NiFe/Al-oxide/Co junction films was observed directly using Lorentztransmission electron microscopy (LTEM) and magnetic force microscopy(MFM).In situmagnetizing experiments performed in both LTEM and MFM were facilitated by a pair of electromagnets, which were mounted on the sample stages. A two-stage magnetization reversal process for the junction film was clearly observed in LTEM with NiFe magnetization reversed first via domain wall motion followed by Co magnetization reversal via moment rotation and domain wall motion. Reversal mechanism and domain characteristics of the NiFe and Co layers showed very distinctive features. The magnetization curve of ...