The Magnetic Equation of State and Transport Properties in Reduced Dimensions
K. Warda and L. Wojtczak
Solid State Physics Department, University of Łódź, Pomorska 149/153, PL-90236 Łódź, Poland
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Basing our considerations on magnetic equation of state applied to the description of magnetic systems of confined geometry we developed the model of calculations of the electrical resistivity for metallic multilayers. It was shown that in the transport of charge in ferromagnetic material d-electrons play an important role. The key parameters in the presented model are: the width of the electron energy band and the shift of the energy level for two spin orientations as well as the Fermi energy and size of the sample (the thickness of magnetic and nonmagnetic layers and the total number of layers). The presented results of calculations for temperature dependence of magnetoresistance are in qualitative agreement with the available experimental data. The model calculations introduced in this paper can be applied to current-in-plane geometry as well as to current-perpendicular-to-plane geometry. The calculations are valid within the limitations of the resistor network model.

DOI: 10.12693/APhysPolA.131.878
PACS numbers: 64.30.Jk, 64.60.-i, 75.70.Cn, 72.10.Fk