Perpendicular magnetoresistance of microstructured pillars in Fe/Cr magnetic multilayers

M.A.M. Gijs, S.K.J. Lenczowski, J.B. Giesbers

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We have fabricated pillar-like microstructures of high vacuum sputtered Fe/Cr magnetic multilayers and measured the giant magnetoresistance effect in the configuration where the measuring current is perpendicular to the film plane from 4.2 K to 300 K. At 4. 2 K we find a magnetoresistance of 108 % for multilayers with a Fe thickness of 3 nm and a Cr thickness of 1 nm. The pronounced temperature dependence of the perpendicular magnetoresistance is studied for samples with different Cr thicknesses and tentatively explained by electron-magnon scattering. The low-temperature data are compared with existing low-temperature models.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMultilayers and Surfaces
EditorsB.T. Jonker, W.J.M. de Jonge, R.F.C. Farrow, C. Chappert, R. Clarke
Place of PublicationPittsburgh
PublisherMaterials Research Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)1558992111
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1993
Event1993 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, United States
Duration: 12 Apr 199316 Apr 1993

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NameMaterials Research Society symposium proceedings


Conference1993 MRS Spring Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Francisco
Internet address


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