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Domain wall scattering in the nanocontacts of ferromagnetic metals with different coercive forces

Xu, P. and Xia, K. and Yang, H. F. and Li, J. J. and Gu, C. Z. (2007) Domain wall scattering in the nanocontacts of ferromagnetic metals with different coercive forces. NANOTECHNOLOGY, 18 (29).

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Abstract

The electrical transport properties of nanocontact nanostructures of ferromagnetic metals with different coercive forces have been studied by the I-V measurements at room temperature without applied magnetic field. The result indicates that the nanocontact structure within the critical contact width for NiFe, Fe and Ni can pin a single domain wall at the nanocontact position. A sharp resistance drop will happen when the domain wall is depinned from the contact position by injecting the spin polarized current. Furthermore, we have found that the critical current density for depinning is constant for each ferromagnetic metal. They are 1.8 x 10(7) A cm(-2) for NiFe, 3.2 x 10(7) A cm(-2) for Ni and 3.8 x 10(7) A cm(-2) for Fe, respectively, which increases with the increase of the coercive force of ferromagnetic metal. Micromagnetic simulation results provided a detailed understanding on the magnetic configuration for ferromagnetic metals with different coercive forces.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:RESISTIVITY - Nanocontact - ferromagnetic metals
Subjects:Physical Science > Nanomagnetics
ID Code:6355
Deposited By:IoN
Deposited On:28 Sep 2009 11:53
Last Modified:28 Sep 2009 11:53

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