Giant magnetoresistance was found in DC magnetron sputtering Fe/ITO multilayers. The magnetic properties, electrical properties and magnetoresistance were investigated. A critical temperature is found around 50 K where the temperature dependence of resistivity and magnetoresistance ratio exhibit an abruptly change. The temperature dependence of resistance is found to obey Mott's 1/4 law for low temperature. The max magnetoresistance ratio of 2.0% and 6.7% is found at room temperature and 12.5 K, respectively. The increase of magnetoresistance ratio at low temperature is due to the decrease of spin-mixing effect.
- Ferromagnetic metal-semiconductor
- Giant magnetoresistance
- Magnetic properties
- Multilayer film
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics