Anisotropic magnetoresistance in atomic chains of iridium and platinum from first principles

Garcia-Suarez, Victor M. and Manrique, David and Lambert, Colin J. and Ferrer, Jaime (2009) Anisotropic magnetoresistance in atomic chains of iridium and platinum from first principles. Physical review B, 79 (6). -. ISSN 1098-0121

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Abstract

We analyze the magnetoresistance ratio of finite and infinite iridium and platinum chains. Our calculations, which are based on a combination of the nonequilibrium Green's function techniques and density-functional theory, include a fully self-consistent treatment of noncollinear magnetism and of the spin-orbit interaction. They indicate that, in addition to having an extremely large magnetic anisotropy, infinite and also realistic finite-length iridium chains show sizeable anisotropic magnetoresistance ratios. We therefore propose iridium nanostructures as promising candidates for nanospintronics logic devices.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Physical review B
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/researchoutput/libraryofcongress/qc
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology > Physics
ID Code: 57878
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 28 Aug 2012 14:28
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2020 07:33
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/57878

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