Quantized e2/h Step and Nonquantized Step in Nanocontact Magnetoresistance

K. Sekiguchi, M. Shimizu, H. Miyajima

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Electron transport property in the nanocontacting wire was investigated by measuring magnetoresistance effect. In the regime of conductance quantization, the magnetoresistance exhibits the quantized step (in the unit of e2/h) and nonquantized step (ΔG < e2/h). The magnetoresistance effect appears to be large in the case that either of the steps was observed in a magnetoresistance curve, indicating that there are different mechanisms which bring about the giant magnetoresistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2618-2620
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Oct
Externally publishedYes


  • Ballistic magnetoresistance (BMR)
  • conductance quantization
  • nanocontact

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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