Misorientation angle dependence of bicrystal magnetoresistance within the model of coherent rotation
Artikel i vetenskaplig tidskrift, 2004
The bicrystal magnetoresistance hysteresis is studied within the model of coherent rotation of magnetization. The magnetoresistance hysteresis is calculated numerically in the limit of fully spin polarized current for symmetric bicrystal junctions with biaxial magnetic anisotropy and of varying misorientation angles. The shape of the curves obtained from the model displays different characteristic features, depending on the angular relationships, which are consistent with experimental data from the literature. The results show a magnetoresistance increasing with increasing
misorientation angle. The influence of biaxial magnetocrystalline anisotropy is reflected in a hump in the maximum magnetoresistance curve at around a misorientation angle of 25 degrees. This structure is absent in the case of uniaxial anisotropy.