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Ballistic magnetoresistance in thin film nanocontacts (BMR) - Publishable BMR final Report

Project ID: 505282
Funded under: FP6-NMP


The BMR project aims to explore the spin dependent ballistic-electronic transport in thin film nanoconstrictions. The project idea was inspired by the high profile publications in Ballisticc magneto resistance (BMR) in nanowire contacts at the time. The BMR consortium consists of European leading experimentalists (CSIC) in ballistic magnetoresistance (BMR) of wire nanocontacts, leading BMR theorists (KSU), laboratories with the state-of-the-art nanofabrication techniques (CCLRC) and magnetotransport thin films and devices (Plymouth), and leading researchers in spin injection and spin transport studies (IAP), aiming to integrate the complementary knowledge, infrastructure and expertise for the exploration of the spin dependent ballistic transport properties in thin film nanocontacts.
The overall objective of the project is to achieve the development of leading edge nanofabrication techniques (photolithography, e-beam lithography, nanoimprinting and FIB), to employ these techniques in combination with state-of-the-art thin film deposition for the fabrication of thin film nanoconstrictions, and to explore the ballistic magnetoresistance and ballistic spin transport both experimentally and theoretically by carrying out a systematic study of spin transport in these nanocontacts coupled with theoretical analysis.

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