MBE-grown spin valves

K. M.H. Lenssen, J. C.S. Kools, A. E.M. de Veriman, J. J.T.M. Donkers, M. T. Johnson, A. Reinders, R. Coehoorn

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Spin valves were grown by vapour deposition in an MBE system, instead of the usual sputter deposition. Compared to sputtered samples, the GMR ratio Δ R / R was slightly lower and the exchange-bias field was halved. Also, the (111) texture was much less pronounced. The Ta buffer layer was studied by TEM analysis, providing new information about the required structure to initiate the (111) texture.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)63-64
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1996
Externally publishedYes
Event1995 2nd International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers, MML - Cambridge, UK
Duration: 11 Sept 199514 Sept 1995


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