Giant magnetoresistance from first principles

Kees M. Schep*, Paul J. Kelly, Gerrit E W Bauer

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The transport properties of Co/Cu multilayers are calculated from first principles in the ballistic regime. Magnetoresistances as large as 120% are obtained in the geometry with the current perpendicular to the interface plane. The s-d hybridization is found to play an essential role in giving rise to this giant magnetoresistance effect.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-504
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of magnetism and magnetic materials
Issue numberPART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1995
Externally publishedYes


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