Negative domain wall resistance in ferromagnets

R. P. Van Gorkom, Arne Brataas, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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The electrical resistance of a diffusive ferromagnet with magnetic domain walls is studied theoretically, taking into account the spatial dependence of the magnetization. The semiclassical domain wall resistance is found to be either negative or positive depending on the difference between the spin-dependent scattering lifetimes. The predictions can be tested experimentally by transport studies in doped ferromagnets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4401-4404
Number of pages4
JournalPhysical review letters
Issue number21
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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