a Riesenmagnetowiderstand is an electronic construction unit, which changes its electrical resistance by the application of the GMR effect by slight magnetic changes drastically. The conventional Magnetowiderstandseffekt is rather small against it. Since this construction unit commercially used 1997 in modern non removable disks, which explains again that, to rapid rise of possible memory density which can be observed at that time.

see also Spintronik


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