Introduction to Magnetotransport

  • Alberto P. GuimarãesEmail author
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In this chapter, a brief account of some phenomena resulting from the interplay of the magnetization of a sample and the spin-polarized currents will be given, including the giant magnetoresistance and tunnel magnetoresistance effects. Simple models for the description of these effects are presented. These effects depend on the relation between the flow of electrons with a given spin through a sample, and the sample magnetization M, the physical basis of spin electronics, or Spintronics. Other consequence of the interaction with spin-polarized electron currents is the spin-induced, or spin-transfer torque.


Tunnel Junction Spin Direction Ferromagnetic Layer Giant Magnetoresistance Ferromagnetic Metal 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centro Brasileiro de Pesquisas Físicas (CBPF)Rio de Janeiro - RJBrasil/Brazil

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