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|<mark>Journal publication date</mark>||05/1999|
|<mark>Journal</mark>||Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials|
|Number of pages||3|
The ballistic conductance and the CPP GMR in metallic magnetic multilayers have been studied as a function of the multilayer composition. The conductance is calculated with an original technique which combines semi-infinite crystalline leads with finite superlattices, described by s-p-d tight-binding Hamiltonians. The results are compared with an effective mass model, which identifies the main features giving rise to high GMR ratios.