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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Long term stability of magnetoresistive bubble detectors

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Various failure modes of Permalloy magnetoresistors are evaluated. Magnetic failure of magnetoresistors can be eliminated by passivation with evaporated SiO and sputtered Al2O3 and Si3N4 films. Effect of the permalloy/Au interaction at the sensor/lead metallization interface was investigated by high current and temperature stressing (5.5 × 10 6 A/cm2 and 330°C) of actual sensors, and by He-ion nuclear backscattering and x-ray diffraction analysis of Au/permalloy sheet film couples. Stripe cracking failures occur at the negative terminal. Significant interdiffusion of Au/permalloy can occur. However, the interdiffusion is not particularly deleterious to sensor performance. Coppyright © 1974 by The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.

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01 Jan 1974

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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