Magneto-resistive sensor with in-plane edge junction
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-08
The IP.com Prior Art Database
A magnetoresistive sensor structure is proposed which divides the conventional current-in-plane (CIP) sensor structure into two parts and places the two parts side by side rather than on top of each other, effectively reducing the stack height. In this design the film thickness will define one dimension of the junction between pinned and free layer.