Interlayer exchange coupling and giant magnetoresistance

Peter Weinberger, Laszlo Szunyogh

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Abstract

Starting from an algebraic description of collinearity within density functional theory the concept of magnetic configurations is introduced, which in turn is of crucial importance to define the interlayer exchange energy (IEC) and the (giant) magnetoresistance (GMR). The applications shown are meant to clarify not only the conceptual basis of IEC and GMR, but also the difficulties that can arise in actual calculations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S479-S494
JournalJournal of Physics Condensed Matter
Volume15
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 12 2003

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Condensed Matter Physics

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