Effect of Preferred Orientation on Magnetoresistive Properties of Fe/Cr Multilayers

S. Araki, T. Shinjo

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Fe/Cr multilayer films were prepared by an alternating deposition technique in ultrahigh vacuum on MgO (100), glass, and sapphire (0001) substrates. Giant magnetoresistive changes were observed in the three kinds of multilayer films. Films on glass substrate had a ferromagnetism structure and showed a`magnetoresistive change of 8.4% at room temperature and 26.4% at 77 K under applied magnetic fields of up to 7 kOe. Sharp and flat interfaces result in a larger magnetoresistive change. Epitaxial growth on GaAs (100) substrate is not essential for producing the giant magneto-resistivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)328-334
Number of pages7
JournalIEEE Translation Journal on Magnetics in Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Apr
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)


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