Robust giant magnetoresistance material system for magnetic sensors

K.M.H. Lenssen, A.E.T. Kuiper, F. Roozeboom

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A robust giant magnetoresistance (GMR) material system based on an exchange-biased artificial antiferromagnet are described. For the exchange biasing Ir18Mn82 was used. Experiments have shown that this material can withstand magnetic fields >150 kA/m and annealing at temperatures >275 °C without irreversible damage. The outstanding thermal and magnetic robustness, combined with a unambiguous asymmetric magnetoresistance curve, make this GMR material system very suitable for application in sensors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5531-5533
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 1999
Externally publishedYes
Event43rd Annual Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials - Miami, FL, USA
Duration: 9 Nov 199812 Nov 1998


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