Transport properties of sharp antiferromagnetic boundaries in Gd/Fe multilayers

JL Prieto*, BB van Aken, G Burnell, C Bell, JE Evetts, N Mathur, MG Blamire, Chris Bell

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Abstract

The transport properties of sharp antiferromagnetic boundaries between Gd and Fe have been studied. The measurements were carried out with the current perpendicular to the plane at 20 K and up to 8 T in multilayer Gd/Fe of different thicknesses. We have extended the Valet and Fert model for giant magnetoresistive multilayers to explain the results in terms of spin-dependent scattering at the interface that changes its magnitude when the external field decreases the angle of the interface.

Original languageEnglish
Article number054436
Number of pages6
JournalPhysical Review B: Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Volume69
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2004

Keywords

  • PERPENDICULAR MAGNETORESISTANCE
  • MAGNETIC MULTILAYERS
  • TRANSITION
  • SCATTERING
  • SURFACE

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