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Durham University

Institute of Medieval and Early Modern Studies (IMEMS)

Staff and Governance

Core Staff

The day-to-day running of IMEMS is the responsibility of the Core Executive Committee, comprising the Director and Associate Directors and the Administrator. 

Publication details for Prof Brian Tanner

Hase, T. P. A., Fulthorpe, B. D., Wilkins, S. B., Tanner, B. K. , Marrows, C. H. & Hickey, B. J. (2001). Weak magnetic moment on IrMn exchange bias pinning layers. Applied Physics Letters 79(7): 985-987.

Author(s) from Durham


We present evidence from soft x-ray resonant magnetic scattering measurements at the Mn L3 edge
for the existence of a small magnetic moment on the antiferromagnetic IrMn pinning layer in a
NiFe/Cu/Co/IrMn spin valve structure. The variation of the signal in an applied magnetic field
shows that the moment lies antiparallel to the Co moment. Changes in the Mn L3 edge signal as the
Co moment is rotated into the hard direction are rapid and do not appear to be associated with
thermal reordering of the antiferromagnetic domain structure.


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