The electric resistance of ferromagnet/normal-metal/ferromagnet perpendicular spin valves depends on the relative angle between the magnetization directions. In contrast to common wisdom, this angular magnetoresistance is found to be not necessarily a monotone function of the angle. The parameter dependence of the global resistance minimum at finite angles is studied and the conditions for experimental observation are specified.
|Journal||Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics|
|Publication status||Published - 2004|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics