The electrical resistance of a diffusive ferromagnet with magnetic domain walls is studied theoretically, taking into account the spatial dependence of the magnetization. The semiclassical domain wall resistance is found to be either negative or positive depending on the difference between the spin-dependent scattering lifetimes. The predictions can be tested experimentally by transport studies in doped ferromagnets.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)