Magnetoresistance anomaly in DyFeCo thin films

J. C. Wu, C. S. Wu, Te Ho Wu, Bing Mau Chen, Han Ping D. Shieh

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Microstructured rare-earth-transition-metal DyFeCo films have been investigated using magnetoresistance and extraordinary Hall-effect measurements. The Hall loops reveal variation of coercive fields depending on the linewidth and the composition of the films. The magnetoresistance curves, with changes up to as high as 1.3%, show positive/negative magnetoresistance peaks centered on the coercive fields depending on the linewidth of the films only. The variation of the coercivity can be attributed to the magnetic moment canting between the Dy and FeCo subcomponents and the existence of the diverged magnetization on the edges, and the anomalous magnetoresistance peaks observed are discussed with the existing theories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)7209-7211
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number11 II
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jun 1
Event8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials-Intermag Conference - San Antonio, TX, United States
Duration: 2001 Jan 72001 Jan 11

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy(all)

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