Cedric J. Powell

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We have investigated the circumstances underlying recent reports of very large values of ballistic magnetoresistance (BMR) in nanocontacts between magnetic wires. We find that the geometries used are subject to artifacts due to motion of the wires that distort the nanocontact thereby changing its electrical resistance. Since these nanocontacts are often of(More)
We have investigated the effectiveness of Al, Au, Cu, Ni, Fe, and Ta films with thicknesses up to 4 nm for protecting a Co surface from oxidation in air at room temperature. The distinct change in the Co 2p 3/2 core-level line shape observed by x-ray photoelectron spectroscopy upon the oxidation of Co makes it a simple matter to identify the fractions of(More)
The current generation of hard-disk drives use giant magnetoresistance (GMR) spin valves as the read-head because the GMR e€ect is currently the most sensitive way to detect magnetic ®elds at submicron length scales and data rates of 10 8 Hz. At present, hard-disk capacities are doubling approximately every year. To maintain this growth rate, GMR values(More)
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OBJECTIVE A brief biographical review of the poet Francis Webb was carried out, with reference to his mental illness and recurring themes in his poetry. METHOD Material is drawn from a recent biography and the author's personal encounters with the poet. Reference is also made to Lacan's theory of psychosis and Winnicott's construct of the 'transitional(More)