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Spin transfer switching and low-field precession in exchange-biased spin valve nanopillars

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Spin transfer switching and low-field precession in exchange-biased spin valve nanopillars. / Wu, M. C.; Aziz, A.; Morecroft, D.; Blamire, M. G.; Hickey, M. C.; Ali, M.; Burnell, G.; Hickey, B. J.

In: Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92, No. 14, 142501, 07.04.2008.

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Wu, MC, Aziz, A, Morecroft, D, Blamire, MG, Hickey, MC, Ali, M, Burnell, G & Hickey, BJ 2008, 'Spin transfer switching and low-field precession in exchange-biased spin valve nanopillars', Applied Physics Letters, vol. 92, no. 14, 142501. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2905816

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Wu, M. C., Aziz, A., Morecroft, D., Blamire, M. G., Hickey, M. C., Ali, M., Burnell, G., & Hickey, B. J. (2008). Spin transfer switching and low-field precession in exchange-biased spin valve nanopillars. Applied Physics Letters, 92(14), [142501]. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2905816

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Wu MC, Aziz A, Morecroft D, Blamire MG, Hickey MC, Ali M et al. Spin transfer switching and low-field precession in exchange-biased spin valve nanopillars. Applied Physics Letters. 2008 Apr 7;92(14). 142501. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.2905816

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Wu, M. C. ; Aziz, A. ; Morecroft, D. ; Blamire, M. G. ; Hickey, M. C. ; Ali, M. ; Burnell, G. ; Hickey, B. J. / Spin transfer switching and low-field precession in exchange-biased spin valve nanopillars. In: Applied Physics Letters. 2008 ; Vol. 92, No. 14.

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AU - Blamire, M. G.

AU - Hickey, M. C.

AU - Ali, M.

AU - Burnell, G.

AU - Hickey, B. J.

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AB - Using a three-dimensional focused ion beam lithography process, we have fabricated nanopillar devices that show spin transfer torque switching at zero external magnetic fields. Under a small in-plane external bias field, a field-dependent peak in the differential resistance versus current is observed similar to that reported in asymmetrical nanopillar devices. This is interpreted as evidence for the low-field excitation of spin waves, which in our case is attributed to a spin-scattering asymmetry enhanced by the IrMn exchange bias layer coupled to a relatively thin CoFe fixed layer. (c) 2008 American Institute of Physics.

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