Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Applied Physics

Publication Date

5-15-2002

Abstract

We present our recent simulated results on Cr (5 nm)/ Cu (5 nm)/ Co (5 nm)/ Cu (3 nm)/ Co (2 nm) pseudo-spin valve dots. The simulated results agree qualitatively with the experimental results. Three different sizes of elliptical dots, and were simulated. Our simulations show that in these types of dots magnetization reversal occurs by the formation of domain walls: for and for No domain wall was observed in the reversal of the dots. For such dots, the simulated loops show a small two-step reversal pattern with the thin upper layer partially reversing followed by complete reversal of both layers at higher fields. In the larger dots, a two-step reversal is clearly observed both in the simulation and experiment

DOI

10.1063/1.1454984

Rights

© 2002 American Institute of Physics

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