The authors would like to thank I. Fiering, B. Eichler, and C. Krien for technical assistance.
Towards Flexible Magnetoelectronics: Buffer-Enhanced and Mechanically Tunable GMR of Co/Cu Multilayers on Plastic Substrates†
Article first published online: 14 JUL 2008
Copyright © 2008 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim
Volume 20, Issue 17, pages 3224–3228, September 3, 2008
How to Cite
Chen, Y.-f., Mei, Y., Kaltofen, R., Mönch, J. I., Schumann, J., Freudenberger, J., Klauß, H.-J. and Schmidt, O. G. (2008), Towards Flexible Magnetoelectronics: Buffer-Enhanced and Mechanically Tunable GMR of Co/Cu Multilayers on Plastic Substrates. Adv. Mater., 20: 3224–3228. doi: 10.1002/adma.200800230
- Issue published online: 1 SEP 2008
- Article first published online: 14 JUL 2008
- Manuscript Revised: 20 MAR 2008
- Manuscript Received: 24 JAN 2008
- antiferromagnetic coupling;
- Co/Cu multilayers;
- flexible substrate;
Strongly enhanced GMR on flexible substrates is reported for (Co_1 nm/Cu_1 nm)N multilayers deposited on plastics (P) by introducing a photoresist (PR) buffer layer. GMR values of Co/Cu multilayers on buffered flexible substrates are even larger than those on thermally oxidized Si (Si) substrates due to an increased antiferromagnetic coupling fraction. The GMR effect can be easily tuned mechanically by substrate stretching.