Combined spin valve and anisotropic magnetoresistance in NiFe/Cu/NiFe layered thin films

Th.G.S.M. Rijks, R. Coehoorn, W.J.M. de Jonge

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionAcademicpeer-review

3 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

We present a theoretical study of the combined effect of spin valve and anisotropic magnetoresistance in NiFe/Cu/NiFe layered thin films, using an extended form of the semiclassical Camley and Barnas model for electron transport. The anisotropic magnetoresistance is treated by introducing spin-dependent anisotropic mean free paths in the NiFe layers. From calculations of both magnetoresistance effects as a function of NiFe and Cu thickness, we discuss the validity of a description of the combined effect in terms of a simple summation of spin valve and anisotropic magnetoresistance.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMagnetic ultrathin films : multilayers and surfaces, interfaces and characterization : symposium held April 12-16, 1993, San Francisco, California, U.S.A.
EditorsB.T. Jonker
Place of PublicationWarrendale
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Pages283-288
Number of pages6
ISBN (Print)1558992111
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
Event1993 MRS Spring Meeting on Magnetic Ultrathin Films - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 12 Apr 199316 Apr 1993

Publication series

NameMaterials Research Society symposium proceedings
Volume313

Conference

Conference1993 MRS Spring Meeting on Magnetic Ultrathin Films
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Period12/04/9316/04/93

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Combined spin valve and anisotropic magnetoresistance in NiFe/Cu/NiFe layered thin films'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this