Large negative magnetoresistance (MR) observed in transport measurements of hcp Co films with stripe domains were recently reported and interpreted in terms of domain-wall (DW) scattering mechanism. Here detailed MR measurements, magnetic force microscopy, and micromagnetic calculations are combined to elucidate the origin of MR in this material. The large negative room-temperature MR reported previously is shown to be due to ferromagnetic resistivity anisotropy. Measurements of the resistivity for currents parallel (CIW) and perpendicular to DW’s (CPW) have been conducted as a function of temperature. Low-temperature results show that any intrinsic effect of DW’s scattering on MR of this material is very small compared to the anisotropic MR.
|Number of pages
|Physical Review B - Condensed Matter and Materials Physics
|Published - 1999
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics