Zenger, M and Moser, Jürgen and Wegscheider, Werner and Weiss, Dieter and Dietl, T (2004) High-field magnetoresistance of Fe/GaAs/Fe tunnel junctions. Journal of Applied Physics 96, p. 2400.
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We investigate transport through 610 nm thin epitaxial GaAs(001) barriers sandwiched between polycrystalline iron films. Apart from a pronounced tunneling magnetoresistance effect at low magnetic fields, we observe a distinct negative magnetoresistance (MR) at low and a positive MR at higher temperatures. We show that the negative MR contribution is only observed for the ferromagnetic iron contacts but is absent if iron is replaced by copper or gold electrodes. Possible explanations of the negative MR involve suppression of spin-flip scattering or Zeeman splitting of the tunneling barrier, but neither of these explanations is fully consistent with the data.
|Institutions:||Physics > Institute of Experimental and Applied Physics > Chair Professor Weiss > Group Dieter Weiss|
|Subjects:||500 Science > 530 Physics|
|Refereed:||Yes, this version has been refereed|
|Created at the University of Regensburg:||Yes|
|Deposited On:||25 May 2009 13:21|
|Last Modified:||23 Dec 2009 04:10|