Ferromagnetic Alloys: Magnetoresistance, Microstructure, Magnetism, and Beyond (Review)

Authors Conrad Rizal1,2, Boris B. Niraula2

1 University of California, San Diego, La Jolla, 92093 CA, USA

2 University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, V6T 1Z4

Е-mail crizal@ucsd.edu, bir_nir@yahoo.com
Issue Volume 7, Year 2015, Number 4
Dates Received 15 September 2015; revised manuscript received 30 November 2015; published online 24 December 2015
Citation Conrad Rizal, Boris B. Niraula, J. Nano- Electron. Phys. 7 No 4, 04068 (2015)
PACS Number(s) 75.75. – a 81.30.Bx 75.50. – y, 75.50.Bb,75.30.Cr 87.85.Qr
Keywords Ferromagnetic alloys, GMR (2) , Biosensor (5) , Biocompatible Fe-Co, Microstructure (21) , Saturation magnetization (5) .
Annotation This manuscript reviews the presence of a variety of MR effects in nano-structures of FM-NM alloys and it also investigates the relationship between saturation magnetization, alloy composition, and lattice constant, also referred to as crystallographic state of the constituent element, employing phase diagram. Results presented in this review suggest that these nano-structures can potentially be employed to create next generation of bio-magnetic devices for bio-medical and electronic applications due to the ease of fabrication and low cost associated with their preparation as opposed to presently available similar material used for biomedical application.

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