Specular vs. Diffuse interface scattering in perpendicular transport

A. Brataas, G. E.W. Bauer

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A scattering theory of perpendicular transport in metallic multilayers is presented with emphasis on the effects of interface disorder. The diffuse and specular contributions to the interface roughness scattering are shown to be equally important. New predictions for the transport properties of interfaces with a low concentration of strongly scattering defects should be accessible to verification by experiments. The theory is applied to the spin-valve effect in magnetic multilayers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)117-122
Number of pages6
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Apr 10
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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