Interpretation of the magnetoresistance in multilayered structures

S. Zhang, Peter M. Levy

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Abstract

Large ratios of the magnetoresistances for currents perpendicular to currents in the layer planes have been found in Co/Ag multilayered structures. We explain these by taking the zero-magnetization state, Hcoercive, in structures where the magnetic layers are nominally uncoupled, to be a superposition of statistically uncorrelated magnetic configurations. Also, we provide an interpretation for the magnetoresistance of Co/Cu and Fe/Cr by considering these multilayered structures to consist of, not only ferromagnetically and antiferromagnetically aligned layers, but also mixtures of the two that have zero magnetization.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)6776-6779
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical Review B
Volume47
Issue number11
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Condensed Matter Physics

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