Modulation of magnetic anisotropy by bending in Ni and Ni78Fe22 thin films on polycarbonate organic substrates

Yuri Ohashi, Yu Matsushima, Hideo Kaiju

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Abstract

We investigate surface morphologies and magnetic/electrical properties, in which the bending dependence of the anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) effect and magnetic anisotropic field are focused on, of Ni and Ni78Fe22 thin films on polycarbonate (PC) substrates. The magnetic easy axis of the Ni (Ni78Fe22) thin films is rotated by bending the films in a convex (concave) shape. Bending the Ni/PC films in a concave shape enhances the magnetoresistance (MR) ratio by a factor of 1.4 and increases the magnetic anisotropic field from 13 to 240 mT. Whereas, bending Ni78Fe22/PC films in a convex shape enhances the MR ratio by a factor of 1.9 and increases the magnetic anisotropic field from 3.4 to 31 mT. These results are attributed to the inverse magnetostrictive effect. The results also reveal that the bending direction, which enhances the AMR effect, is determined by the sign of the magnetostriction constant. Bending-induced magnetic tuning can be a powerful tool for developing high-performance magnetic materials and spintronic devices.

Original languageEnglish
Article number170497
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Volume570
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2023 Mar 15

Keywords

  • Anisotropic magnetoresistance
  • Flexible electronics
  • Magnetic thin films
  • Polycarbonate organic substrates

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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