Anisotropic magnetoresistance and weak spin-orbital coupling in doped ZnO thin films

Yufeng Tian, Weinan Lin, Tom Wu*

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Both out-of-plane and in-plane anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) of Cu-doped ZnO thin films with different crystalline orientations are studied. Comparative data of angular dependent AMR suggest that the out-of-plane AMR comes from the geometric effect, while the in-plane AMR can be attributed to the field-dependent path-length effect. Moreover, the small magnitude of AMR and the negligible magnetocrystalline anisotropy suggest that the spin-orbit coupling in Cu-doped ZnO is relatively weak.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number052408
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number5
StatePublished - Jan 30 2012

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  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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