Noncontact GMR measurements of synthetic spin valves using IR reflection spectroscopy

M Vopsaroiu, J A D Matthew, K A McNeill, S M Thompson

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The magnetorefractive effect has been used in infrared reflection spectroscopy to study the magnetotransport properties of synthetic spin valves. This optical noncontact technique shows excellent correlation with the electrical giant magnetoresistance data.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2830-2832
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2003

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  • giant magnetoresistance (GMR)
  • infrared (IR) reflection spectroscopy
  • magnetorefractive effect (MRE)
  • synthetic spin valves
  • FLOP

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