Current-perpendicular-to-plane giant magnetoresistance (CPP-GMR) characteristics were investigated in a Co2MnSi (CMS)/Ag/CMS fully epitaxial device and compared to those in a CMS/Cr/CMS device systematically. Reflection high-energy electron diffraction and transmission electron microscopy images showed the two samples had no remarkable differences and little interdiffusion. The large spinasymmetry of electron scattering was found at the CMS/Ag inteface compared with that at the CMS/Cr interface. Finally, the largest magneto-resistance (MR) ratio of 28.8% was observed at room temperature in the CMS/Ag/CMS CPP-GMR device.
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