Research output: Contribution to journal › Letter
|<mark>Journal publication date</mark>||1998|
|<mark>Journal</mark>||Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter|
|Number of pages||7|
We present a numerical study of conductance oscillations of transition metal multilayers as a function of layer thickness. Using a realistic material-specific tight-binding model, we show that for disorder-free layers with random thicknesses but clean interfaces, long-period oscillations in the conductance can occur, which are reminiscent of those found in structures exhibiting GMR. Using a heuristic effective mass model, we argue that these oscillations arise from beating between the Fermi wavevector and a class of wavevectors characteristic of the superlattice structure.