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Chiral Anisotropic Magnetoresistance Of Ferromagnetic Helices
Published 2018 · Materials Science, Physics
We investigate the anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) of ferromagnetic CoNi microhelices fabricated by electrodeposition and laser printing. We find that the geometry of the three-dimensional winding determines a characteristic angular and field-dependence of the AMR due to the competition between helical shape anisotropy and external magnetic field. Moreover, we show that there is an additional contribution to the AMR that scales proportionally to the applied current and depends on the helix chirality. We attribute this contribution to the self magnetic field induced by the current, which modifies the orientation of the magnetization relative to the current flow along the helix. Our results underline the interest of three-dimensional curved geometries to tune the AMR and realize tubular magnetoresistive devices.