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Effect of seed layer on the sensitivity of exchange biased planar Hall sensor

Chui, K. M. and Adeyeye, A. O. and Li, Mo-Huang (2008) Effect of seed layer on the sensitivity of exchange biased planar Hall sensor. Sensors and Actuators A: Physical, 141 (2). 282 - 287.

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Abstract

We investigate systematically the effects of seed layer thickness on the sensitivity of exchange biased planar Hall sensors. The sensors consist of Ni80Fe20 (ts)/Fe50Mn50 (20 nm)/Ni80Fe20 (20 nm) trilayers deposited on silicon substrates by sputtering, with ts varied from 0 nm to 50 nm. The sensors are linear near zero-field as a result of the pinning field from the Fe50Mn50 layer. We observed that the sensitivity and range of linearity of the sensors are strongly dependent on the Ni80Fe20 seed layer thickness. The sensitivity of the sensors were also calculated by taking into account the shunting effects of the various metal layers, and the values obtained agree well with the experimental values.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Exchange bias; Planar Hall effect; Sensor; Seed layer
Subjects:Analytical Science > Nanotechnology for sensing and actuating
Material Science > Nanostructured materials
ID Code:4881
Deposited By:SPI
Deposited On:10 Apr 2009 09:09
Last Modified:10 Apr 2009 09:09

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