Improved exchange coupling between ferromagnetic Ni-Fe and antiferromagnetic Ni-Mn-based films

Tsann Lin; Mauri, Daniele
August 1994
Applied Physics Letters;8/29/1994, Vol. 65 Issue 9, p1183
Academic Journal
Demonstrates the direct current magnetron sputtered nickel-manganese and nickel-manganese-chromium films to exhibit strong and thermally stable antiferromagnetism. Equivalent interfacial exchange coupling energy; Corrosion behaviors of Ni-Mn and Ni-Mn-Cr films; Proposal of the films as longitudinal bias layers; Stabilization of magnetoresistive read sensors.


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