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Magneto-resistive sensor with in-plane edge junction

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016663D
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-08

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Abstract

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.