Magnetoresistance due to domain walls in micron scale fe wires with stripe domains

A. D. Kent, U. Ruediger, J. Yu, S. Zhang, P. M. Levy, Y. Zhong, S. S.P. Parkin

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    The magnetoresistance (MR) associated with domain boundaries has been investigated in microfabricated bcc Fe (0. 65 to 20 μm linewidth) wires with controlled stripe domains. Domain configurations have been characterized using MFM. MR measurements as a function of field angle, temperature and domain configuration are used to estimate MR contributions due to resistivity anisotropy and domain walls. Evidence is presented that domain boundaries enhance the conductivity in such microstructures over a broad range of temperatures (1. 5 K to 80 K).

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)900-902
    Number of pages3
    JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
    Issue number4 PART 1
    StatePublished - 1998


    • Domain walls
    • Fe
    • MR

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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