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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 ...