Giant magnetoresistance and oscillation in epitaxial Fe/Cr(111) multilayers

Wen C. Chiang, David V. Baxter, Yang Tse Cheng

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We report on the first studies of the giant magnetoresistance and oscillatory coupling in epitaxial Fe/Cr(111) multilayers. A series of samples were grown on hydrogen terminated Si(111) substrates at room temperature by UHV electron beam evaporation; with the thickness of Fe layer fixed at 30 angstrom, and the thickness of Cr layer varied from 10-47 angstrom. Giant magnetoresistance (GMR) is observed at 4.2 K in these samples, with a maximum value of 13% for a Cr layer thickness of 13 angstrom. The associated oscillatory coupling is comparable to that reported in other crystallographic orientations in terms of both its period and phase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)353-358
Number of pages6
JournalMaterials Research Society Symposium - Proceedings
StatePublished - 1995
EventProceedings of the 1995 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: Apr 17 1995Apr 20 1995

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Materials Science
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering


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