Characteristic tunnel-type conductivity and magnetoresistance in a CoO-coated monodispersive Co cluster assembly

D. L. Peng, K. Sumiyama, S. Yamamuro, T. Hihara, Toyohiko Konno

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Abstract

We have studied electrical conductivity, σ, and magnetoresistance in a CoO-coated monodispersive Co cluster assembly fabricated by a plasma-gas-aggregation-type cluster beam deposition technique. The temperature dependence of σ is described in the form of log σ vs 1/T for 7<T<80 K. The magnetoresistance ratio (ρ 03T)/ρ 0 increases sharply with decreasing temperature below 25 K: from 3.5% at 25 K to 20.5% at 4.2 K. This marked increase (by a factor of 6) is much larger than those observed for conventional metal-insulator granular systems. These results are ascribed to the Coulomb blockade effect in the monodispersed cluster assemblies.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-78
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Volume74
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Dec 1

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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