Application of MXCD to magnetic thin-film sensors

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While Magnetic X-ray Circular Dichroism (MXCD) has been applied extensively to the extraction of elemental magnetic moments in various magnetic multilayers, the configuration of actual devices imposes certain constraints on the application of MXCD to devices. Using a set of real, thin-film spin valve devices with varying Cu spacer layer thicknesses, we demonstrate the correlation between MXCD and R-H measurements on those devices as well as the restrictions on the interpretation of MXCD data imposed by both the device topology and the formulation of realistic error estimates.

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Bedrossian, P.J.; Tobin, J.G. & Jankowski, A.F. May 17, 1996.

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While Magnetic X-ray Circular Dichroism (MXCD) has been applied extensively to the extraction of elemental magnetic moments in various magnetic multilayers, the configuration of actual devices imposes certain constraints on the application of MXCD to devices. Using a set of real, thin-film spin valve devices with varying Cu spacer layer thicknesses, we demonstrate the correlation between MXCD and R-H measurements on those devices as well as the restrictions on the interpretation of MXCD data imposed by both the device topology and the formulation of realistic error estimates.

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  • Spring meeting of the Materials Research Society (MRS), San Francisco, CA (United States), 8-12 Apr 1996

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  • Other: DE96012009
  • Report No.: UCRL-JC--123973
  • Report No.: CONF-960401--54
  • Grant Number: W-7405-ENG-48
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 249276
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc672673

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Bedrossian, P.J.; Tobin, J.G. & Jankowski, A.F. Application of MXCD to magnetic thin-film sensors, article, May 17, 1996; California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc672673/: accessed October 20, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.