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J. Appl. Phys. 101, 09J507
We measured the planar Hall effect (PHE) of magnetite (Fe3O4) films between 150 and 350 K. The PHE was measured both with a constant magnetic field rotating in the plane of the sample and in a remanent state after applying a field in specific directions. The PHE amplitude decreases with temperature; however, it changes little between 300 and 350 K. The remanent PHE signal is as high as 10 V/A, larger than previously observed in manganite films. We also measured the PHE in the remanent state and found that its magnitude and stability make it a viable candidate for magnetic random access memory applications.