Magnetoresistance and resistance of magnetic nanoconstriction

Zhaoyang Yang, Yunong Qi, Shufeng Zhang

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The present study is motivated by two considerations: to theoretically obtain a solution of magnetoresistance other than a simple layered structure, and to optimize the magnitude of the resistance and magnetoresistance through a geometrically controlled parameter. We have evaluated the resistance and magnetoresistance as a function of the size of a geometrically confined constriction by explicitly solving the macroscopic spindiffusion equations. If we use sets of transport parameters previously found in magnetic multilayered structures, we are able to make a quantitative prediction on the resistance and magnetoresistance in the confined structure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number094404
Pages (from-to)094404-1-094404-7
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
StatePublished - Sep 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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