|کد مقاله||کد نشریه||سال انتشار||مقاله انگلیسی||ترجمه فارسی||نسخه تمام متن|
|5435693||1398119||2018||9 صفحه PDF||ندارد||دانلود کنید|
We studied the origin of the enhancement of current-perpendicular-to-plane giant magnetoresistance (CPP-GMR) effect by inserting a thin amorphous CoFeBTa (CFBT) underlayer below a Co2(Mn0.6Fe0.4)Ge (CMFG) Heusler alloy ferromagnetic (FM) layer. Large magnetoresistance ratio of â¼25% and resistance change-area product of â¼7.5Â mÎ©Â Î¼m2 were obtained at room temperature by inserting a CFBT (1.2Â nm) underlayer. X-ray diffraction (XRD) and transmission electron microscope analyses confirmed that the CMFG FM layer deposited on the CFBT underlayer was amorphous in the as-deposited state and crystallized to a B2-ordered polycrystalline film by annealing at 300Â Â°C. The degree of B2 order (SB2) of the CMFG films was estimated by anomalous XRD using x-ray energies around the Co K-absorption edge. SB2 of the CMFG film deposited on the amorphous CFBT (1.2Â nm) underlayer was â¼0.76, much larger than that of the CMFG film deposited on a crystalline CoFe underlayer (SB2 â¼0.47). First-principles calculations indicated that the spin polarization of the sp-conduction electrons in CMFG increases with increasing SB2, which accounts for the enhanced CPP-GMR effect in the pseudo spin-valve by inserting an amorphous CFBT underlayer.
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Journal: Acta Materialia - Volume 142, 1 January 2018, Pages 49-57