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Discontinuous resistance change and domain wall scattering in patterned NiFe wires with a nanoconstriction

Lepadatu, S and Xu, Y B (2004) Discontinuous resistance change and domain wall scattering in patterned NiFe wires with a nanoconstriction. IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. pp. 2688-2690. ISSN 1941-0069

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A nonlinear current-voltage (I-V) characteristic was observed in patterned NiFe wires with a central "bow-tie" point contact constriction. By passing a dc current through the wire, a sharp resistance drop was obtained for current densities in the range of 1.1-1.4 x 10(7) A/cm(2). This is attributed to current-induced domain wall drag, resulting in displacement of a domain wall away from the constriction. A maximum current-induced resistance change of 0.079% was obtained for a 100-nm constriction, which is comparable with the magnetoresistance due to domain wall scattering in NiFe.

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Keywords: domain wall movement,domain wall scattering,magnetoresistance,nanoconstriction,RESISTIVITY,MOTION
Institution: The University of York
Academic Units: The University of York > Electronics (York)
Depositing User: Repository Officer
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2006
Last Modified: 17 May 2016 06:30
Published Version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TMAG.2004.832369
Status: Published
Refereed: Yes
URI: http://eprints.whiterose.ac.uk/id/eprint/1843

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