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Anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) and Planar Hall effect. Spin and Charge TransportAbstract:The Anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) describes a change of resistance of ferromagnetic wire, when its magnetization change its direction with respect to current direction. The Planar Hall effect describes a generation of a Hall current perpendicularly to bias current, when the magnetization is at 45 degrees between the electron current and Hall probe.The AMR and the Planar Hall effect describe one single odd magnetotransport effect, which describe magnetic generation of a current flowing along the magnetization direction.Contentclick on the chapter for the shortcut1. AMR+ Planar Hall effect1.1 Mathematical description of AMR1.2 Mathematical description of Planar Hall effect1.3 Measurement of AMR1.4 AMR & Planar Hall effect in different materials2.Origin of AMR & Planar Hall effect2.1 Classical incorrect origin of AMR: Two consequent Hall rotations.2.1 note about magnetically controlled wire capacitance2.2 note about Quantum Hall effect3.Family of AMR/Planar Hall effects 4 Kondo type AMR/Planar Hall effect 4.1 Kondo type AMR4.2 Kondo type Planar Hall effect4.3 Spin dependent conductivity. Spin detection effect.4.4 Origin 1 of Kondo type AMR/Planar Hall effect: Spin orbit interaction(10). Questions & Answers(q1) Planar Hall/ AMR vs. AHE(q2) simple explaination of the origin and symmetry of AMR/PHE(q3) How to distinguish Planar Hall effect from Anomalous Hall effect experimentally?(q4) AMR in a ferromagnettic wire(q5) about wirebase sensor of a magnetic field(q6) about structure of magnetic domain and the direction of the easy axis in a ferromagnetic nanowire(q7) about strength of AMR(q8) about reliability of a AMR sensor(q9) why I measure AMR in all my nanomagnets(10) about AMR/PHE is an Antiferromagnet(10.a) reason why AMR/PHE exists in an Antiferromagnet(10.b) the simplest way to understand all features of any magnetotransport effect in an Antiferromagnet(11) Polarity of AMR/PHE(11.1) the polarity of AMR/PHE as a feature of the polarity of spinorbit interaction(11.2) the polarity of AMR/PHE vs. electron or hole dominated conductivity of a metal.........
Anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR)wiki page is here and classic review paper on the AMR is T.R. Mcguire and R.I. Potter, IEEE Trans. Magn. (1975)The effect of the anisotropy magnetoresistance describes the fact the resistance of a ferromagnetic metal becomes smaller, when the magnetization of the metal changes from parallel to perpendicular direction in the respect to the direction of the electrical current flowing in the metal. Spin dependent scatterings originate this effect.
Planar Hall effectThe Planar Hall effect is a Hall voltage created when magnetization is inplane (in one plane with current and Hall probe. . It is largest when at 45 degrees with respect to current direction and Hall probe. AMR and the Planar Hall effect are two features of a single magneto transport(measurements): Both the AMR and the Planar Hall effect are measured by rotating magnetization inplane. Usually, the resistance is highest when magnetization is parallel to the current and is lowest when magnetization is perpendicular to the current. The Hall voltage is largest when angle between current and magnetization is 45 degrees. There is no Hall voltage, when magnetization is either parallel or perpendicular to the current. (another measurement) The magnetization also can be rotated from perpendicular to plane direction to parallelto current direction, Similarly, the resistance is highest when magnetization is parallel to the current. There is no Planar Hall effect (there is no Hall voltage) in case of such rotation.
Mathematical description of AMR+ Planar Hall effect
AMR+ Planar Hall effect is an even magneto transport effect (see here), which polarity is not reversed when direction of a substantially substantially large magnetic field is reversed. Both the AMR and the Planar Hall effects are described by one equation, which is describes the magnetically created current j_{M} as: where is j_{v} the conventional electron current flowing through metallic wire from source to drain, α_{AMR} is AMR coefficient or AMR angle., M is the magnetization The projection of j_{M} parallel to j_{v} describes the AMR effect: The projection of j_{M} perpendicularly to j_{v} describes the AMR effect: where φ is the angle between magnetization M and current j_{v}.
AMR effect:The total flowing through the wire is a sum of and : The current is largest and therefore the wire resistance is smallest when M perpendicular to the wire (φ =+90^{o} or 90^{o}). In this case, j_{AMR}=0 and j=j_{M}. The current is smallest and therefore the wire resistance is largest when M parallel to the wire (φ =+90^{o} or 90^{o}). In this case The wire resistance is It is largest, when M parallel to the wire: The AMR ratio is define as relative change of resistance when the magnetization is rotated from to be parallel to to be perpendicular with respect to current direction The resistance vs. φ can be calculated as or
Planar Hall effectThe Hall voltage V_{Hall}. for the Planar Hall effect is calculate as (see here) The magnitude of Hall voltage is largest V_{Hall}, when magnetization M is at 45 degrees with respect to current j_{v} (φ =+45^{o} or 45^{o} or 180^{o}+45^{o}or 180^{o}45^{o}). V_{Hall} is positive at 45^{o} and 180^{o}45^{o} and negative at +45^{o} and 180^{o}+45^{o}. V_{Hall}=0 at φ =0^{o}; +90^{o}; 90^{o}; 180^{o} The Hall angle θ_{PH} for the Planar Hall effect is calculate as The maximum Hall angle at φ =+45^{o}; 45^{o}; 180^{o}+45^{o};180^{o}45^{o} is calculated as The Hall angle θ_{PH} for the Planar Hall effect vs φ is calculate as AMR vs Planar Hall effectComparison of Eq.1.8 and Eq.1.11 gives (note) Eq.1.12 is often used to measure the AMR in a nanomagnet.A direction measurement from the resistance change often contains a systematic error due to the contact resistance and the nanowire resistance. In contrast, the benefit of the AMR measurement from the Planar Hall effect benefits of a locality of measurement and independence from contact and wire resistances .
Measurement of AMR(bulk material): By a measurement of change of resistance when magnetization changed from perpendicular to parallel direction with respect to electrical current. (a nanomagnet):From a measurement of the Planar Hall effect. The resistance of nanomagnet is substantialy smaller than a parastic resistance of nawire and contacts. It makes unreliable the evaluation of the AMR from the resistivity change. AMR & Planar Hall effect in different materials
The AMR is know to be high in nickel containg materials and can reach cose to 10%. In Fe and Co, the AMR is not as large, depends on device geometry and typically is smaller than 0.1 %.
(about a peak of AMR) There is a peak for dependence of the AMR on Ni content, where AMR has a maximum. For a long time it has not been understood why this content of Ni (~0.9) is so special for the AMR.
Both the saturated magnetization and spin polarization of conduction electrons are small in nickel. Why Ni is so special for AMR and the AMR is substantially larger in Ni than e.g. in Fe and Co?The AMR effect is origanated from special spin dependent scatterings, which depends on mutul spin direction of locolized and conduction electrons. Therefore, the scattering probability for spin polarized conduction electrons is larger, for example, toward the left than towards right. It occurs due to influence of the spin of localized delectrons on the strength of the spin orbit interaction of the conduction electrons (See below). Such influence occurs only for a spific orbital configuration. The orbital of Ni is well matched t that condition and therefore the AMR in Ni is large. The orbitals of Fe and Co do not promote this kind of the spinorbit interaction. As a result, the AMR is weak in Fe and Co.
Why there is an optimum Ni concentration in NiFe and NiCo, when the AMR is largest?The AMR linearly proportional to three paramenters: (parameter 1): total spin of localized d electrons (magnetization); (parameter 2): the total spin of spin polarized conduction electrons (spin polarization) ; (parameter 3): the probability of required spin dependent scattering. In Ni, the probability of the spin dependent scatterings is high, but both the spin polarization and magnetization are small. Adding some Fe or Co to Ni increases the spin polarization and the magnetization, which leads to an increase of the AMR. At the same time, the adding of Fe or Co reduces the probability of the required spindependent scatterings, which leads to a decrease of the AMR. There is an optimum Ni concentration, at which the spin polarization and the magnetization are large enough, but the the probability of the spindependent scatterings is not reduced much.
Origin of AMR & Planar Hall effect
(general notes): (note 1) As a magento transport effect, AMR/PHE is originated from spin dependent scatterings of the conduction electrons. (note 2) In a general case, the spin direction of spinpolarized conduction electrons and localized electrons are the same, which is the magnetization direction (There are a few exceptions).(note 3) The current j_{AMR/PHE}_{} of the AMR/PHE effect flows along the magnetization direction.
There are 3 contributions to AMR/PHE effect: (contribution 1): Kondo type contribution ⇔ It is the main contribution. The contribution is due to a scattering of the spinpolarized conduction electron on the localized electrons and which is proportional to mutual direction of spins of the localized and spinpolarized conduction electrons. The current j_{AMR/PHE}_{} of the AMR/PHE effect can be described as: where j is the electron current, S_{local} is the total spin of the localized electrons, S_{cond }is the total spin of the conduction electrons. (contribution 2): 2ndAHElike contribution ⇔ The contribution is proportional to the spin of the localized electrons S_{local}, but is independent of the spin of the conduction electrons S_{cond }. The symmetry of this contribution is the same as if the current experience twice the Anomalous Hall effect (AHE). In fact, the Hall current cannot experience AHE second time due to the geometrical restriction (see below). However, spindependent scatterings may have similar symmetry. (contribution 3): 2nd ISHElike contribution ⇔ The contribution is proportional to the spin of the conduction electrons S_{cond }, but is independent of the spin of the localized electrons S_{local}. The symmetry of this contribution is the same as if the current experiences twice the Inverse Spin Hall effect (ISHE). Simalary, the Hall current cannot experience ISHE second time due to the geometrical restriction (see below). However, spindependent scatterings may have similar symmetry. Classical incorrect origin of AMR: Two consequent Hall rotations.The AMR effect and the effect of Planar Hall resistance can be explained as two consequent Hall rotations as follows
When magnetic field H (or magnetization M) is perpendicular to bias current j_{V}, there is a Hall current j_{Hall } flowing perpendicularly to j_{V} The Hall current j_{Hall} flows perpendicularly to H and therefore itself experience the Hall effect. The second Hall current j_{Hall,2} can be calculated as using the vector relation The Eq. (2.3) is simplified as The first term of Eq. (2.5) describes the AMR and Planar Hall effects: The second terms of Eq. (2.5) describes the directionindependent magnetotransport effect Eq 2.6 became same as Why this classical interpretation of AMR is incorrect?A. This explaination requires a flow of electron current perpendicularly to the wire. However, there is no such a current. The Hall current j_{Hall} is fully ballanced the opposite current, which is induced by the Hall voltage. As there is no perpendicular current, there is no secondary Hall effect. (reason 1) Change accumulation on side of wire. Balancing of the Hall currentAny electron current, which flows perpendicularly to a metallic wire, creates a charge accumulation on sides of the wire. A balance current flows opposite to the Hall current. Therefore, in total there is no current, which flows perpendicularly to the wire, the balance current fully compensate the Hall current and the second Hall current cannot be created. (reason 2) polarity of AMRAs can be seen from Eq.2.8, the experimentally observed AMR is opposite to that expected from two consequent Hall effects. When magnetization is perpendicular to the current, there is Hall effect, two 90 deg rotations makes the 2nd Hall current flowing opposite to the main current and therefore the resistance should increase. Experimentally observed dependence is opposite (See Fig.), the resistance is largest when the magnetization is parallel to the current.
(note) Even though the two consequent Hall rotations is not origin of the AMR effect, it give all correct description of all even magneto transport effect The first term in Eq.2.5 describes the AHE + Planar Hall effect. The second term describes the spin dependent conductivity.
(note about wire capacitance) in the case of an AC current, the charge accumulation on the sides of wire are modulated and therefore the current j_{Hall,1} is not fully balanced by j_{balanc} and j_{Hall.2} exists. As a result, the two consequent Hall effects to MNR effect in the case of an AC current. (note) The Hall effect changing the capacitance of the wire. As a result, the capacitance of the wire can be changed by external magnetic field.(note) Another effect, which contributes to the capacitance of a metallic fire is the effect of the spin detection of the spin dependent conductivity.(note) The dependence of capacitance of a metallic (e.g. ferromagnetic) wire on an external magnetic field is used in a highsensitivity low cost sensors of a magnetic field. For example, any smart phone is equipped by such sensor.(note about Quantum Hall effect) in a very large magnetic field and a very low temperature, the Hall angle becomes 90 degrees, the electrons starts to move a circle paths and there is no j_{balanc}. This effect is called the Quantum Hall effect.Family of AMR/Planar Hall effectsThe AMR& Planar Hall effect is an even magneto transport effect (See here). Any even magnetotransport effect should be described as a vector product of two vector sets: (H, S_{local},S_{conduct} )*(H, S_{local},S_{conduct} ), where H is external magnetic field, S_{local}, is the total spin of localized electrons and S_{conduct} is the total spin of conduction electrons. Different vector product of these vectors defines a different type of the AMR& Planar Hall effect
Kondo type AMR/Planar Hall effect(origin) Kondo type AMR/Planar Hall effect is originated from interaction of spin of localized electrons S_{local} and spin of conduction electrons S_{conduct}. Kondo type AMR/Planar Hall effect is linearly proportional to the spin polarization of conduction electrons.(note) Prof. Kondo studied the interaction of spins localized and conduction electrons in order to explain the origin of Anomalous Hall effect (AHE). However, the AMR effect is a 1storder magneto transport effect, which is linearly proportional to M) and therefore such even interaction cannot contribute to the AMR. In contrast, the interaction of spins of localized and conduction electrons contributes to the 2nd AMR/Planar Hall effect, which is proportional to a vector of magnetization M and magnetization of M. The scattering probability of the Kondo interaction is proportional to a product of the spin of the conduction electron, which is proportional to M, and the spin of the localized electron, which is again proportional to M. It makes the Kondo interaction the 2nd order magnetotransport effect, which is proportional to a vector product of M and M.
The scattering of the spinpolarized conduction electrons on localized delectrons produces an electron current j_{M}. The component of j_{M}, which is along the wire and, therefore, parallel to the main current j_{V}, is originating the AMR effect. When j_{M} is parallel to j_{V}, for a fixed applied voltage the total current increases meaning the wire resistance decreases. When j_{M} is opposite to j_{V}, the total current decreases meaning the wire resistance increases. Therefore, the magnetization dependent current makes the resistance to become dependent on the magnetization direction, which is the effect called Anomalous MagnetoResistance (AMR). The component of j_{M}, which is perpendicular to the wire and, therefore, perpendicular to the main current j_{V}, is originating the Planar Hall effect (PHE) effect. When a current flows perpendicular to a wire, a charge is accumulated at side edges of the wire. The voltage of this accumulated charge is called the Hall voltage. The current j_{M}, which is due to a spindependent scattering of spinpolarized conduction electrons on the spins of the localized electrons, should be proportional to the total spin of localized electron S_{local}_{}, to the total spin of conduction electrons S_{conduct} and to the electron current j_{V}. There are a few possible options when a vector jm can be represented as a linear product of 3 vectors. Additionally, the scattering probability should symmetrically depend on the spins of localized and conduction electrons. The scattering only on mutual spin direction without any preferences for spin of the localized or conduction electrons. This condition reduces the possibility only to one option:_{} Since S_{conduct} is linearly proportional to spin polarization P_{s} and S_{local} is a constant, Eq. (3.1) is simplified as where unit vectors M and m are unit vectors in spin directions of conduction and localized electrons. AMR effect:Assigning φ+Δ as angle between spin of localized electrons and current j_{V} and φΔ as angle between spin of spin polarized conduction electrons and current j_{V}_{}, the projection j_{AMR}_{} of magnetic current j_{V}_{}f, which flows along the wire and, therefore, parallel to the main current j_{V}, and which defines the AMR effect, is calculated from Eq.(3.2) as Therefore, the AMR current can be calculated as Except that the the AMR constant is linearly proportional to the spin polarization , the Kondo type AMR effect is nearly the same as classical AMR (see Eq.1.2) Planar Hall effectThe Planar Hall effect is described by the perpendicular components of the magnetic current: or (note) Only the spin polarized conduction electrons contribute to the AMR/Planar Hall effect. The spin unpolarized conduction electrons do not contribute(note) Kondo type AMR/Planar Hall effect is linearly proportional to the spin polarization P_{s} of conduction electrons.
Origin 1of Kondo type AMR/Planar Hall effect: Spinorbit interaction
(fact ) The total spin S_{conduct} of spinpolarized conduction electrons is linearly proportional to the number of spinpolarized electrons and therefore to the spin polarization P_{s}
Spin dependent conductivity. Spin detection effect.Another Kondotype magneto transport effect is the Spin dependent conductivity. This effect describes the Spin detection effect (See here) and the inplane giant magnetic resistance (GMR) effect. This Kondotype magneto transport effect is proportional to the scalar product of total spins of localized and conduction electrons: Since this magnetic current is always along the main current j_{M}  j_{V}. the effect can be describe as a change of the total current as in this case or conductivity if φ is the angle between the spin of localized electrons (magnetization) and the spin of conduction electrons and P_{s} is the spin polarization of the conduction electrons. The spin dependent conductivity can be described as
(fact 1 about spin dependent conductivity) SpindetectionThe spin detection effect describes the creation of charge and voltage along diffusion path of a spin current. The origin of the spin detection effect is the spin dependent conductivity. A spin diffusion current is a current of spin without a current of charge. It consists of two currents of spinpolarized and spinunpolarized electrons, which flow in opposite directions. When (fact 2 about spin dependent conductivity) The effect of the spin dependent conductivity does not contribute to the AMR or the Planar Hall effectThe spin (fact 3about spin dependent conductivity) Inplane GMRThe spin (fact 4 about spin dependent conductivity) spin dependent conductivity is large at an interfaceThe spin (fact 5 about spin dependent conductivity) spin dependent conductivity is large in a material with a low conductivityThe spin
AHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect(origin) Two subsequent scatterings of spin unpolarized conduction electronsAHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect is proportional only to the total spin S_{local} of localized d electron (but not to the spin S_{cond} of conduction electrons): Since the total spin of localized d electrons is along magnetization, the AHE like contribution is calculated as where M is an unit vector directed along magnetization. (note) this contribution is independent of spin polarization of conduction electrons (note) Both the spin polarized and spin unpolarized conduction electrons contribute to the AHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect.
ISHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect(origin ) Two subsequent scatterings of spin polarized conduction electronsISHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect is proportional only to the total spin S_{cond} of spinpolarized conduction electrons (but not to the spin S_{local }localized d electron): Since S_{cond} is linearly proportional to the number spin polarized electrons and therefore to the spin polarization P_{s}, the ISHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect is described as: where M is an unit vector directed along magnetization (note) this contribution is proportional to a square of spin polarization P_{s} of conduction electrons (note): Only the spin polarized conduction electrons contribute to the ISHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect. The spin unpolarized conduction electrons do not contribute
OHE like AMR/Planar Hall effect(origin ) The Lorentz force during Two subsequent scatterings of a conduction electronsIn this case the direction of magnetic current is along the direction of external magnetic field H
MH type AMR/Planar Hall effect(origin 1) Simultaneously with a spin dependent scattering an electron experiences the Lorentz force.It is a prominent feature of a magnetically hard material (e.g. SmCo), in which the magnetization is firmly fixed along its easy direction and is nearly independent on external magnetic field H. For this type, there is component (~S_{cond} ), which is linearly proportional to the spin polarization and there is a component (~S_{local}), which is independent of spin polarization P_{s}. Additionally MH type AMR/Planar Hall effect is divided into two additional types: (type 1) in which magneticallycreated current is parallel to the magnetic field: j_{M}  H (_{}type 2) in which magneticallycreated current is parallel to the magnetization: j_{M}  M
Q. What is the difference between cases when magnetic field is applied along electron current or perpendicular to current? Spin polarization of electron gas is along to the applied magnetic field. When magnetic field is perpendicular to the electron current, the scattering is spindependent and scattering probabilities towards left and right are different. When magnetic field is along the electron current, the scattering becomes spinindependent.
Q. Why the resistance of a metallic wire becomes larger when a magnetic field changes from perpendicular to parallel directions with respect to the direction of electrical current in the wire? When magnetic field is perpendicular to electron movement, the scattering probability toward left and right are different. In contrast when magnetic field is along to electron movement the scattering probability toward left and right are same. It is important that the total scattering probability are different for perpendicular and parallel directions of the magnetic field, because of the nonlinear nature the FermiDirac distribution. Usually and the metal resistivity is larger when magnetic field is along the electron current. However, in some rare cases when there is a substantial energy dependence of the density of state at the Fermi surfers, the resistivity may be larger for a perpendicular magnetic field.
Q. The electrons in a metal move in all directions, why only electrons, which move along the electron current, contribute to the AMR effect? A. All electrons contribute to the AMR effect. The contribution of the electrons, which move in the opposite directions, are of opposite signs. Along electron current the number of electrons, which moves along and opposite current, are different and their contributions do not compensate each other.
Q. Is any correlations between the AMR effect and Anomalous Hall effect, the Spin Hall effect and Inverse Spin Hall effect? A.
AMR effect due to orbital moment of conduction electrons
Dependence of AMR on external magnetic field
Questions & Answers(AMR/PHE vs. AHE) Is there any clear or evident relation between AMR/PHE and AHE? In my experience materials with strong AMR/PHE not necessarily exhibit strong AHE and viceversa. But since they are both "magnetization angle dependent phenomena" I was just wondering if from a fundamental point of view they could be related, or if some reasonable theory relates them.There is no relation between AMR/PHE and AHE. At least, there is no a direct relation. From an experiment, this fact is known for a while. See, for example, T.R. Mcguire and R.I. Potter, IEEE Trans. Magn. (1975). From theory point of view, the AMR/PHE and AHE have different symmetries and different physical origins. Therefore, they are two very different effects. Difference 1: difference in the symmetry The AHE is a linear magnetotransport effect. The AMR/PHE is a second order magnetotransport effect. In a nanomagnet there are 3 independent variables, which timeinverse symmetry is broken: (1) externallyapplied magnetic field H; (2) the total spin S_{d} of localized d electrons (or the magnetization M) and (3) the total spin S_{cond} of the spinpolarized conduction electrons (or the spin polarization). A linear magnetotransport effect is linearly proportional either to H or S_{d} or S_{cond}. The ordinary Hall effect is proportional to H. The AHE is linearly proportional to S_{d}. The inverse spin Hall effect (ISHE) is linearly proportional to S_{cond}. A 2nd order magnetotransport effect is proportional to a product of a pair from H, S_{d} and S_{cond}. Additionally to the AMR/PHE, the inplane GMR is also a 2nd order magnetotransport effect. Difference 2: difference in the physical origin. The AHE is dependent only on the magnetization (S_{d}) and is independent of spin polarization of the conduction electrons (S_{cond}). In contrast, the AMR/PHE depends on both the magnetization and the spin polarization. The origin of the AHE is the spindependent scatterings of conduction electrons, which depend on the spin of a d electron, but is irrelevant to the spin of a conduction electrons. The origin of the AMR/PHE is also spindependent scatterings of conduction electrons, but of different type, which depend on the angle between spin of a d electron and the spin of a conduction electron.
(simple explaination of the origin and symmetry of AMR/PHE) I am working in field of magnetic materials. I have tried every means to understand physics behind planar hall effect in ferromagnetic thin films. I am unable to capture it effectively. Please, help me to with the same.The following explanation might be slightly over simplified. I hope it will help you to grasp the main idea beyond the Planar Hall effect . (PHE/AMR symmetry) The Planar Hall effect (PHE) and the Anomalous Magnetoresistance (AMR) are two features of one effect called in short PHE/AMR. The PHE/AMR is the second order magnetotransport effect, which means it is a vector product of the magnetization, electric current and the magnetization again. It means the magnetization is included twice into the vector product. It is why it is the 2nd order magnetotransport effect. The inplane GMR is also the 2nd  order magneto transport effect and is a very close cousin of the PHE/AMR effect. The PHE/AMR effect depends on both the total spin of the localized electrons and the total spin of the conduction electrons (the spin polarized conduction electrons to be exact). In an equilibrium, the spins of spinpolarized conduction electrons and the spins of the localized electrons are always parallel to each other (except for some specific cases) and it is simpler to describe both their direction by one vector, the magnetization. Once again, even though the PHE/AMR is proportional to the vector product of spins of localized and localized electrons, the magnetization is used twice in the formula for the PHE/AMR. (Physical origin of the PHE/AMR) The origin of the PHE/AMR is the spin dependent scattering of conduction electrons, which probability depends on mutual spin directions of conduction and localized electrons. It means that when the spin of a conduction electron is parallel to the spin of a localized electron, the probability of a scattering to the left is, for example, larger than the probability to the right. In contrast, when the spin of a conduction electron is opposite to the spin of a localized electron, the probability of a scattering to the left direction is smaller than the scattering probability to the right direction. Since the conduction electrons in a ferromagnetic metal are spinpolarized, there are more conduction electrons, whose spin is parallel to the total spin of the localized electrons (to the magnetization). As a result, in the total for all conduction electrons the probability of a scattering of a conduction electron towards the left direction is larger than the scattering probability towards the right direction. It results that the electrons are accumulated at the left side of a metallic wire and are depleted at the right side. It means the negative charge is accumulated/ depleted at the opposite sides of the wire and there is a Hall voltage due to this charge, which could be measured by a voltmeter. If one could reverse the spin direction of spin polarized electrons opposite to the spin of the localized electrons by a spin injection, for example (it is very hard to do), the Hall voltage would change its polarity. (Physical origin of the AMR) The origin of the AMR is very similar. When the magnetization is perpendicular to the current, the scattering to the left means the scattering along the current. Therefore, in this case the scattering probability for a conduction electron along the current is larger than the scattering probability opposite to the current. As a result, there are more electrons moving in the direction of the electron current, the conductivity becomes larger and correspondingly the resistance becomes smaller. When the magnetization is turned along current, there is no such difference in the scattering probability and, therefore, the resistance increases.As before, it is the case when the spin of a conduction electron is parallel to the spin of a localized electron. If one could reverse the spin direction of spin polarized electrons opposite to the spin of the localized electrons, the polarity of the resistance change would be reversed. How to distinguish Planar Hall effect from Anomalous Hall effect experimentally??A 1st order magnetotransport effect (Anomalous Hall effect, Inverse Spin Hall effect & Ordinary Hall effect) can be easily distinguished experimentally from a 2nd order magentotransport effect (AMR/PHE, inplane GMR etc.). Since the 1st order magnetotransport effect is linearly proportional to magnetization M + external magnetic field H, it reverses its polarity when H+M are reversed. In contrast, the 2nd order magentotransport effect is proportional to a square/product of magnetization M + external magnetic field H, it does not reverse its polarity when H+M are reversed. It is a common rule for any magnetotransport measurement that two measurements are always done with the magnetization in the forward and reversed direction. Next, the symmetric and antisymmetric contributions of measurements are calculated. The anisymmerical contribution is associated with the 1st order magnetotransport effects and the symmerical contribution is associated with the 2st order magnetotransport effects. In this way any unwanted contribution of 1st order magnetotransport effects to a measurement of a 2st order magnetotransport effect can be avoided and vice versa. As an example see my AMR/PHE measurement for nanomagnets here.
(about AMR in a ferromagnettic wire) I've been trying to observe the AMR effect by measuring the resistance of a "permalloy" wire, unfortunately without success. I use a short (20mm) and thin (0.5mm) permalloy (81% Ni, 14.7% Fe, 4.5% Mo) straight wire. I measure its resistance using a highly sensitive ohmmeter. The resistance is about 0.5 Ohm and does not change one bit regardless of any externally applied magnetic field. Questions:  Is there anything wrong with the way I measure the resistance?  Is there anything wrong with the alloy in use?  Is AMR a "geometrical" effect in the sense that it requires a certain conductor geometry configuration to work, such as a planar film rather than a thin wire? If so, why?  Is there any setup required for the alloy before use, such as magnetization/demagnetization? If so, why?A. I have never measured AMR in a ferromagnetic wire by myself and I can only suggest a possible problem. As far as I know, the measurement of the magnetoimpedance is often used for a ferromagnetic wire. It is a very popular magnetic sensor. In fact, almost every cell phone has a ferromagneticwire sensor with a measurement of the magnetoimpedance. The magneto impedance is the complex resistance, which is measured at a RF frequency. I never heard that somebody has measured AMR in a ferromagnetic wire.  suggested problem (problem 1: magnetic field is small) AMR is proportional to the magnetization direction, but not the applied magnetic field. Often a very large magnetic field is required to to turn the magnetization from its easy axis. E.g. a several Tesla of magnetic field is required to turn magnetization of a thick Fe film from the inplane to perpendiculartoplane direction. (problem 2: resistance is too small) For a reliable measurement of AMR, one should be able to reliably measure 0.010.1% change of resistance. For R=0.5 Ohm it is difficult. The contact resistance can be a problem. The heating can be a problem. The thermal resistance for your wire is not small. Reaching thermal stability can be difficult.  ( As for the material and geometry:) AMR in some materials is very small. There is a bulk contribution and there is an interface contribution to AMR. Therefore, there is a geometry dependence for AMR. You can check this classic review on AMR for the specific material T.R. Mcguire and R.I. Potter, IEEE Trans. Magn. (1975) I use a source meter to measure resistance in nanomagnets. In FeB and FeCoB, AMR is small, I prefer to measure Planar Hall effect instead. AHE and PHE are two sides of one effect. In FeTbB nanomagnet, AMR is large.
Regarding problem 1: "AMR is proportional to the magnetization direction, but not the applied magnetic field." Keeping that in mind, how is an AMR magnetometer sensor able, after all, to measure the external magnetic field, including its amplitude? Is it the case that the permalloy film is magnetized with a vector M (pointing to the easy axis), then any external field B can be measured (including amplitude) just by sensing the cosine of angle M + B relative to the easy axis? If so, does it require prior magnetization of the permalloy film in the direction of the easy axis? Is that why AMR magnetometer sensors require a SET/RESET action prior to utilization? Keeping that in mind, does it mean that in order to observe AMR on a permalloy wire (or on film), the wire needs to be "permanently" magnetized first in the direction of the easy axis (using a very strong field, as you suggested)? Regarding problem 2: That's probably not the case, we use highend ohmmeter which is able to sense 0.01% changes quite reliably. Nothing changes when we introduce a strong external magnetic field. If AMR had worked, we would've expected to see *some* change in resistance, but it's absolutely static completely indifferently to any externally applied strong magnetic field. A general question: do you feel that the AMR effect is "strong" or "reliable" enough to be measured and used on anything other than a perfectly calibrated nanofilm on an IC (such as in offtheshelf AMR magnetometer sensors)? (about wirebase sensor of a magnetic field) The magnetoimpedance effect, but not AMR effect, is used for an application of a ferromagnetic wire as a sensor of magnetic field. You can check works of the group from Basque University (San Sebastian). They have been researching the wiretype sensor for over a decade. In a classic AMRbased magnetic field sensor, a ferromagnetic film, but not wire, is used. The magnetization direction is changing inplane from being along current (and inplane) to perpendicular to current (and inplane) directions. A weak shape anisotropy is used, therefore, a small magnetic field can be detected. The detection of both the amplitude and direction is possible. In a modern MTJbased magnetic field sensor, the magnetic field may be applied perpendicular to the plane. In this case, a thin film, which has the anisotropy field of one or a few kGauss, is used. The anisotropy field is small for a thin film, because of a strong spinorbit interaction at the interface and a weak influence of the bulk of the film in comparison to the interface. The precision of the sensor is about 0.1 % of the anisotropy field. (about structure of magnetic domain and the direction of the easy axis in a ferromagnetic nanowire) I guess the direction of the equilibrium magnetization (the easy axis) in a ferromagnetic wire is along the wire. In each magnetic domain, the magnetization changes direction to opposite to that of the neighbor domain being always along wire. A weak magnetic field along the permalloy wire should remove all domains. Only in a hard magnetic material, it is necessary to SET/RESET in order to remove the magnetic domains. I guess it is possible that some mechanical stress may make the magnetic easy axis to be different from the direction along the wire. In this case the situation becomes more complex. The Ni containing compounds are famous for a strong AMR, but it does not mean that your specific wire has strong AMR. You should be sure that the contributions of the contact resistance and all external resistance is much smaller than your wire resistance. Try to measure the thermalresistance in your wire. Try to monitor resistance in time (measure each 0.5 sec) and increase the current, you should see a clear increase of the wire resistance. (about reliability of a AMR sensor) As a small footprint sensor of a magnetic field, I think a MTJbased sensor is much better and more reliable than an AMR sensor. When a source of microwave is available (e.g. a smartphone), a magneto impedance sensor is much better and more reliable than an AMR sensor. (why I measure AMR in all my nanomagnets) The measurement of AMR is important for my study of magnetotransport properties of the nanomagnets, because AMR is proportional to the product of the total spin of localized electrons and the total of the conduction electron. When the magnetization is tilted from the nanomagnet normal, there is a nonzero angle between the spin of conduction electrons and the spin of localized electrons. From AMR measurements it is possible to evaluate this angle. This is very important data for me.
(AMR/PHE in an an Antiferromagnet) (from Vinay) I want to know if AMR/PHE is possible in Antiferromagnets? Because AFMs generally have zero overall magnetization then how AMR/PHE will generate?(about AMR/PHE is an Antiferromagnet) Yes, the AMR/PHE generally occurs in an antiferromagnet with some exceptions. Only the case, when there is no AMR/PHE, is the case when the electron gas of the conduction electrons is not spin polarized, which is a rare case. Even the zero spin polarization of the electron gas is not a hard condition, because the spin polarization can be created by the electrical current due to the spin dependent scatterings (~= due to Spin Hall effect). In contrast to the Anomalous Hall effect (AHE), AMR/PHE does not change its sign at the compensation point. Another critical point might exist where AMR/PHE becomes zero due to the zero spin polarization of the electron gas at this point. (the reason why AMR/PHE exists in an Antiferromagnet) The origin of the AMR/PHE effect is the dependence of the scattering probability of the spinpolarized conduction electrons on the spin of the localized electrons. An antiferromagnet usually consists of two magnetic lattices with opposite spin direction. Even though two magnetic lattices have exactly the same spin (therefore the total spin is zero), the electron scattering probability is usually different for these two magnetic lattices, which results in a nonzero AMR/PHE. It is easier to understand this effect in the case a compensated ferromagnet FeTb, in which spins of Fe and Tb are antiferromagnetically coupled and the concentration of Tb is adjusted so that the total spin of Fe and Tb are the same and there is no net magnetization. The spatial symmetry of localized electrons of Fe is the d type. The spatial symmetry of localized electrons of Tb is the f type. The spatial symmetry of conduction electrons is mostly the p type. The scattering probability is high only for electrons of a similar symmetry or closed symmetries. For this reason, the scattering probability is moderate between conduction electrons and localized electrons of Fe, because the p and d symmetries are close (nearly similar). However,scattering probability is very small between conduction electrons and localized electrons of Tb, because the p and f symmetries are very different. Even though overall magnetization of FeTb is zero, the conduction electrons are scattered only by Fe, whose magnetization is substantial, with almost no contribution from Tb. It results in a substantial AMR/PHE effect in the antiferromagnetic FeTb ( I have not checked it experimentally yet, but it just has to be).. Of course, for each type of an antiferromagnet, the specific might be different, but I hope you understand the main idea. (the simplest way to understand all features of any magneto transport effect in an Antiferromagnet) The best way is to understand the magneto transport features in a compensated ferromagnet at the beginning. In this material all features of magneto transport are clear and straightforward. A compensated ferromagnet is a compound of d symmetry (Fe or Co) and f symmetry (Tb or Gd) metals. The exchange interaction is strong only between electrons of the same symmetry. For this reason, two clear magnetic lattices (Feelectron lattice and Tbelectron lattice) are formed even in an amorphous FeTb, in which FeFe, TbTb and FeTb distances are the same. There is a strong PMA for each magnetic lattice. Therefore, the magnetization configuration is rather simple. Since there is only scattering between the conduction electrons and localized electrons of Fe, the spin direction of spin polarized conduction electrons is the same as the spin direction of the Fe electrons. Anomalous Hall effect (AHE), which is proportional to the spin of localized electrons, is proportional only to magnetization of Fe for the same reason: there is only scattering between the conduction electrons and localized electrons of Fe. The polarity of the Inverse Spin Hall effect (ISHE), which is proportional to the spin polarization of the conduction electrons, also follows the magnetization direction of Fe as the spin of conduction electrons does. . There is an intrinsic magnetic field, which is a difference between magnetic fields induced by Fe and Tb spins. When there are more Fe atoms, the intrinsic magnetic field is along Fe spins. When there are more Tb atoms, the direction of the intrinsic magnetic field is reversed, which results in the polarity reversion of AHE and ISHE effects at the compensation point . AMR/PHE is proportional to the product of the total spin of the localized electrons (magnetization) and the total spin of spinpolarized conduction electrons. At the compensation point both the Fe spin and spin of conduction electrons are reversed, but the polarity of their product does not change. For this reason, there is no change of AMR/PHE at the compensation point. (Polarity of AMR/PHE) (from Vinay) I do see some experimental observations where parallel resistance is lower than perpendicular. What could be the possible reasons of it?(positive vs. negative polarity of AMR/PHE ) Even though the positive polarity is more common, some materials have the negative polarity of AMR/PHE. All nanomagnets, which I have measured so far, have only the positive polarity of the AMR/PHE. The classical review paper on AMR (T.R. Mcguire and R.I. Potter, IEEE Trans. Magn. (1975)) reports mostly the positive polarity, but still there are materials having the negative polarity (See Fig.10). At present, it is not 100 % clear what is the reason for the polarity change, even though there are some reasonable suggestions. Even more, the true origin of the AMR/PHE is not fully understood yet. It is clear that the AMR/PHE has several contributions, which makes this effect very interesting. For example, I measure AMR/PHE for nearly all nanomagnets, which I measure, but yet I have not analyzed the raw data, because both the current and gatedependencies of AMR/PHE are complex and unexpected. It is because of the complex origin of the AMR/PHE effect. (the polarity of AMR/PHE as a feature of the polarity of spinorbit interaction) The origin of AMR/PHE is due to the asymmetry of the spindependent scattering. Due to the spin of localized electrons, the scattering probability of conduction electrons to the left and to the right with respect to the current direction are different. The same spindependent scatterings are also the origin of the Anomalous Hall effect (AHE). AHE is independent whether the conduction electrons are spinpolarized or not. A ferromagnetic metal has both groups of the spinpolarized and spinunpolarized electrons. The spindependent scatterings of the spinpolarized electrons also contribute to the AMR/PHE effect. There is a difference in the scattering probability, because the magnetic field of the spinorbit interaction H_{SO} is different for the electron scattered to the left and to the right. When H_{SO} is along the spin direction of the spinpolarized electrons, the energy of a scattered electron becomes smaller and , therefore, the electron scattering probability becomes larger. In contrast, when H_{SO} is opposite to the spin direction of the spinpolarized electrons, the energy of a scattered electron becomes larger and , therefore, the electron scattering probability becomes smaller (see Fig. 10). In short, the polarity is determined by whether the electron scattering probability is larger for the scattering to the left than the right or it is larger to the right than to the left. The different polarity of the magnetic field H_{SO} of spin orbit interaction for the electron movement to the left and to the right makes the scattering probability different. Therefore, the difference of the Hso polarity defines the sign of the AMR/PHE effect. (the polarity of AMR/PHE vs. electron or hole dominated conductivity of a metal) The scattering probability is proportional to the product of the Fermi function and the density of states of the metal at the Fermi level. When the density of states increases for a higher energy, the metal is electron dominated. When the density of states decreases for a higher energy, the metal is hole dominated. If the metal is strongly hole dominated, the change of the density of state can overcome the change due to the Fermi function and, therefore, the scattering probability to state of a higher energy may become larger than the scattering probability to state of a lower energy. As a result, the polarity of the AMR/PHE effect changes. There are several possible contributions to the AMR/PHE effect. The above described polarity change is only for the contribution shown in Fig. 10.
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