Magnetic reversal and thermal stability of CoFeB perpendicular magnetic tunnel junction arrays patterned by block copolymer lithography
Otero, David Navas
Ross, Caroline A
AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys
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PublisherIOP PUBLISHING LTD
CitationKun-Hua Tu et al 2018 Nanotechnology 29 275302
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AbstractDense arrays of pillars, with diameters of 64 and 25 nm, were made from a perpendicular CoFeB magnetic tunnel junction thin film stack using block copolymer lithography. While the soft layer and hard layer in the 64 nm pillars reverse at different fields, the reversal of the two layers in the 25 nm pillars could not be distinguished, attributed to the strong interlayer magnetostatic coupling. First-order reversal curves were used to identify the steps that occur during switching, and the thermal stability and effective switching volume were determined from scan rate dependent hysteresis measurements.
Note12 month embargo; published online: 8 May 2018
VersionFinal accepted manuscript
SponsorsC-SPIN, a STARnet Center of MARCO; DARPA; NSF MRSEC [DMR 1419807]
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