Fe 3− δ O 4/MgO/Co magnetic tunnel junctions (MTJs) are synthesized on top of~ 1 inch Si/SiO 2 substrates by conducting a full in situ chemical vapour and atomic layer deposition process with no vacuum break. Tunnel magnetoresistance up to 6% is measured at room temperature, increasing to 12.5% at 120 K. Our results demonstrate the possibility of using full-chemical processes to synthesize functional MTJs, and this could provide a path towards the use of cost-effective methods to produce magnetic devices on a large scale.
13 Feb 2014
Volume: 47 Issue: 10 Pages: 102002
Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics