Magnetoresistance of the double-tunnel-junction Coulomb blockade with magnetic metals

Phys. Rev. B 57, 11521 – Published 1 May 1998
Kingshuk Majumdar and Selman Hershfield


We have studied the junction magnetoresistance (JMR) and the differential junction magnetoresistance (DJMR) for double tunnel junctions with magnetic metals in the Coulomb blockade regime. Spikes are seen in both the JMR and the DJMR vs voltage curves. They occur at those places where the current increases by a step. In all cases the large bias limit can be obtained by adding the resistances of each of the junctions in series. The JMR is positive in all the cases we studied, whereas the DJMR can be positive or negative as a function of the voltage. Moreover, the relative variation of the DJMR as a function of the voltage is larger than the variation of the JMR with the voltage.


  • Received 18 September 1997
  • Published in the issue dated 1 May 1998

© 1998 The American Physical Society

Authors & Affiliations

Kingshuk Majumdar and Selman Hershfield

  • Department of Physics and National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, University of Florida, 215 Williamson Hall, Gainesville, Florida 32611

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