Patent Number: 8,717,808

Title: Magnetic devices and structures

Abstract: Magnetic devices, magnetoresistive structures, and methods and techniques associated with the magnetic devices and magnetoresistive structures are presented. For example, a magnetic device is presented. The magnetic device includes a ferromagnet, an antiferromagnet coupled to the ferromagnet, and a nonmagnetic metal proximate to the ferromagnet. The antiferromagnet provides uniaxial anisotropy to the magnetic device. A resistance of the nonmagnetic metal is dependent upon a direction of a magnetic moment of the ferromagnet.

Inventors: Hu; Guohan (Yorktown Heights, NY), Sun; Jonathan Z. (Shrub Oak, NY)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G11C 11/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 5/06/12018