Angular Magnetoresistance of Nanowires with Alternating Cobalt and Nickel Segments

Hanan Mohammed, H. Corte-Leon, Yurii P. Ivanov, Julian Moreno Garcia, O. Kazakova, Jürgen Kosel

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Magnetization reversal in segmented Co/Ni nanowires with varying number of segments was studied using angular Magnetoresistance (MR) measurements on isolated nanowires. The MR measurements offer an insight into the pinning of domain walls within the nanowires. Angular MR measurements were performed on nanowires with two and multiple segments by varying the angle between the applied magnetic field and nanowire (−90° ≤θ≤90°). The angular MR measurements reveal that at lower values of θ the switching fields are nearly identical for the multisegmented and two-segmented nanowires, whereas at higher values of θ, a decrease in the switching field is observed in the case of two segmented nanowires. The two segmented nanowires generally exhibit a single domain wall pinning event, whereas an increased number of pinning events are characteristic of the multisegmented nanowires at higher values of θ. In-situ magnetic force microscopy substantiates reversal by domain wall nucleation and propagation in multisegmented nanowires.
Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number11
StatePublished - Jun 22 2017

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KAUST Repository Item: Exported on 2020-10-01
Acknowledgements: This work was funded partly by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology and in part by EMRP and EMRP participating countries under Project EXL04 (SpinCal), and FP7 project NanoMag, and NanoMag (EMPIR).


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