Nonmonotonic angular magnetoresistance in asymmetric spin valves

Jan Manschot, Arne Brataas, Gerrit E.W. Bauer

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The electric resistance of ferromagnet/normal-metal/ferromagnet perpendicular spin valves depends on the relative angle between the magnetization directions. In contrast to common wisdom, this angular magnetoresistance is found to be not necessarily a monotone function of the angle. The parameter dependence of the global resistance minimum at finite angles is studied and the conditions for experimental observation are specified.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - 2004


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