US 9,812,157 B1
Lateral spin valve reader and fabrication method thereof
Wonjoon Jung, Eden Prairie, MN (US); Thomas Roy Boonstra, Chaska, MN (US); Sung-Hoon Gee, Eden Prairie, MN (US); and David A. Deen, Edina, MN (US)
Assigned to Seagate Technology LLC, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed by Seagate Technology LLC, Cupertino, CA (US)
Filed on Mar. 6, 2017, as Appl. No. 15/451,084.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/304,470, filed on Mar. 7, 2016.
Int. Cl. G11B 5/39 (2006.01); G11B 5/31 (2006.01)
CPC G11B 5/3948 (2013.01) [G11B 5/3169 (2013.01); G11B 5/39 (2013.01)] 20 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A method of fabricating a lateral spin valve reader comprising:
forming an injector;
forming a detector;
forming a common channel layer that extends from the injector to the detector; and
forming a first channel layer between the common channel layer and at least one of the injector or the detector with the first channel layer in contact with the common channel layer, thereby providing an interface between the first channel layer and the common channel layer.