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Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) Sensors

From Basis to State-of-the-Art Applications

Reig, Candid, Cardoso, Susana, Mukhopadhyay, Subhas

2013, XII, 301 p. 219 illus.

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  • Reference in the field of GMR technology
  • Presents applications of GMR based sensing approaches in the fields of protein sequentiation, brain activity detection, electrical current sensing, or traffic monitoring
  • Written by leading experts in the field

Since the discovery of the giant magnetoresistance (GMR) effect in 1988, spintronics has been presented as a new technology paradigm, awarded by the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2007. Initially used in read heads of hard disk drives, and while disputing a piece of the market to the flash memories, GMR devices have broadened their range of usage by growing towards magnetic field sensing applications in a huge range of scenarios. Potential applications at the time of the discovery have become real in the last two decades. Definitively, GMR was born to stand.

In this sense, selected successful approaches of GMR based sensors in different applications: space, automotive, microelectronics, biotechnology … are collected in the present book. While keeping a practical orientation, the fundamentals as well as the current trends and challenges of this technology are also analyzed. In this sense, state of the art contributions from academy and industry can be found through the contents.

This book can be used by starting researchers, postgraduate students and multidisciplinary scientists in order to have a reference text in this topical fascinating field.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Applications - Biosensors - GMR - Giant Magnetoresistance - Magnetic Sensors - Magnetic Tunnel Junction (MTJ) - Modelling - Noise - Sensors - Spin Valve - Spintronics

Related subjects » Applied & Technical Physics - Electronics & Electrical Engineering - Signals & Communication

Table of contents 

Giant Magnetoresistance basis.- Noise in GMR and TMR sensors.- Resistive sensor interfacing.- GMR based sensors for IC current monitoring.- GMR sensors in automotive applications.- Compass applications using GMR sensors.- Commercial-off-the-shelf GMR based sensor on board OPTOS picosatellite.- High-spatial resolution GMR sensors – Part I Application in non-destructive evaluation.- High-spatial resolution GMR sensors – Part II Application in Biomedicine.- Magnetoresistive sensors for surface imaging.

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