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Multiple crossovers between positive and negative magnetoresistance versus field due to fragile spin structure in metallic GdPd3

TitleMultiple crossovers between positive and negative magnetoresistance versus field due to fragile spin structure in metallic GdPd3
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsPandey, A, Mazumdar, C, Ranganathan, R, Johnston, DC
JournalScientific Reports
Volume7
Pagination42789
Date Published02
Type of ArticleArticle
ISBN Number2045-2322
Accession NumberWOS:000394233700001
Keywordsdiffraction, giant magnetoresistance, magnetic-properties, oscillations, semimetal, sensors, Technology - Other Topics, ultrahigh mobility
Abstract

Studies on the phenomenon of magnetoresistance (MR) have produced intriguing and application-oriented outcomes for decades-colossal MR, giant MR and recently discovered extremely large MR of millions of percents in semimetals can be taken as examples. We report here the discovery of novel multiple sign changes versus applied magnetic field of the MR in the cubic intermetallic compound GdPd3. Our study shows that a very strong correlation between magnetic, electrical and magnetotransport properties is present in this compound. The magnetic structure in GdPd3 is highly fragile since applied magnetic fields of moderate strength significantly alter the spin arrangement within the system-a behavior that manifests itself in the oscillating MR. Intriguing magnetotransport characteristics of GdPd3 are appealing for field-sensitive device applications, especially if the MR oscillation could materialize at higher temperature by manipulating the magnetic interaction through perturbations caused by chemical substitutions.

DOI10.1038/srep42789
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