Spin- Torque-Transfer MRAM
Spin-torque-transfer magnetoresistive (STT) random access memory. MRAM that uses the "spin-torque-transfer" effect to reverse the direction of magnetization of an element by passing current through it.
 Non-volatile memory
Memory that persists even when electrical power is cut.
 Magnetic tunnel junction (MJT)
A tunnel junction that uses the magnetoresistive effect. Consists of a recording layer made of ferromagnetic material, an insulating film a few atoms thick, and a layer made of ferromagnetic material that will not change its direction of magnetization in the presence of a current.
 Negative resistance
An element that has negative resistance value, in which its current decreases when voltage rises.
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