Effects of domains on giant magnetoresistance

Shufeng Zhang, Peter M. Levy

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Abstract

We discuss effects of in-plane magnetic domains on the magnetoresistance of magnetic multilayers. We find that the role of domains is similar to spin-flip processes. If one does not know the domain structure, nor the amount of spin-flip scattering, both mechanisms are equally plausible for producing spin diffusion which suppresses the magnetoresistance for the current perpendicular to the plane of the layers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6089-6093
Number of pages5
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume50
Issue number9
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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