Special Issue "Magnetoresistance Effects and Their Application to Spintronic Devices"
A special issue of Materials (ISSN 1996-1944).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2017)
Half-metallic ferromagnets have been attracting intensive research in the view of realising an ideal 100% spin-polarised ferromagnet at room temperature. Among such ferromagnets, Heusler alloys have the greatest potential due to their high Curie temperatures, good lattice matching with major substrates, large minority-spin band-gap, and large magnetic moments in general. In this Special Issue, we focus on their magnetoresistance, in both vertical and lateral junctions, formed with a non-magnetic metallic or insulating layer. These junctions can be implemented in a read sensor in a hard disk drive or in a cell of magnetic random access memory to improve their recording density and operation efficiency. We intend to cover from theory and fundamentals of such junctions to their applications.
Prof. Dr. Koki Takanashi
Prof. Dr. Atsufumi Hirohata
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- heusler alloys
- giant magnetoresistance
- tunnel magnetoresistance
- half-metallic ferromagnets