Giant magnetoresistance and electronic structure

Kees M. Schep, Paul J. Kelly, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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The electronic structure of magnetic multilayers is expected to play an important role in determining their transport properties. We explain how the conductance through a ballistic point contact is related to simple geometrical projections of the Fermi surface. The essential physics is first discussed for simple model systems and then realistic results for magnetic metallic multilayers based on first principles band structure calculations are presented. The electronic structure is shown to make an important contribution to the perpendicular giant magnetoresistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 1995 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1995 Apr 171995 Apr 20

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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