The anisotropic magnetoresistance in Fe/Pt compositionally modulated films

C. Christides, I. Panagiotopoulos, D. Niarchos, T. Tsakalakos, A. F. Jankowski

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The anisotropic nature of the resistivity of magnetic multilayers under a parallel or perpendicular applied magnetic field is addressed by magnetoresistivity and hysteresis loop measurements. It is shown that the observation of anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) at 80 K can provide straightforward information on the magnetic properties of successive layers in Fe/Pt multilayers. The relative as well as absolute Fe and Pt thicknesses are critical for the AMR behaviour. For Fe layer thicknesses tFe less than 5 AA both rho /sub /// and rho perpendicular to increase initially as a function of the applied field H while for larger tFe rho perpendicular to always decreases. The anomalous AMR for t Fe<5 AA is attributed to an inclination of the Fe magnetization out of the film's plane.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number010
Pages (from-to)8187-8195
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Physics: Condensed Matter
Issue number40
StatePublished - 1994

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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