Template-grown NiFe/Cu/NiFe nanowires for spin transfer devices.


We have developed a new reliable method combining template synthesis and nanolithography-based contacting technique to elaborate current perpendicular-to-plane giant magnetoresistance spin valve nanowires, which are very promising for the exploration of electrical spin transfer phenomena. The method allows the electrical connection of one single nanowire in a large assembly of wires embedded in anodic porous alumina supported on Si substrate with diameters and periodicities to be controllable to a large extent. Both magnetic excitations and switching phenomena driven by a spin-polarized current were clearly demonstrated in our electrodeposited NiFe/Cu/ NiFe trilayer nanowires. This novel approach promises to be of strong interest for subsequent fabrication of phase-locked arrays of spin transfer nano-oscillators with increased output power for microwave applications.

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@article{Piraux2007TemplategrownNN, title={Template-grown NiFe/Cu/NiFe nanowires for spin transfer devices.}, author={Luc Piraux and Krystel Renard and Raphael Guillemet and Stefan M{\'a}t{\'e}fi-Tempfli and M{\'a}ria M{\'a}t{\'e}fi-Tempfli and Vlad Andrei Antohe and St{\'e}phane Fusil and Karim Bouzehouane and Vincent Cros}, journal={Nano letters}, year={2007}, volume={7 9}, pages={2563-7} }