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Orientation Dependence of the Anomalous Hall Effect in 3d-Ferromagnets
by Roman, Eric Shawn, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley, 2010, 87; 3556038
Abstract (Summary)

This dissertation describes calculations of the magnetization dependence of the intrinsic Hall conductivity in three elemental ferromagnets: iron, cobalt and nickel. We compare our calculations with experimental measurements of these anomalous Hall coefficients, and we show that ab initio calculations of the anomalous Hall conductivity from the Karplus-Luttinger theory explain the observed changes in the anomalous Hall coefficients of these metals as the magnetization direction is varied.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Souza, Ivo
Commitee: Qiu, Xi, Suzuki, Yuri
School: University of California, Berkeley
Department: Physics
School Location: United States -- California
Source: DAI-B 74/07(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Condensed matter physics
Keywords: Anomalous Hall effect, Extraordinary Hall effect, Ferromagnets, Galvanomagnetic effects, Magnetic anisotropy, Magneto-optical effects
Publication Number: 3556038
ISBN: 978-1-267-97661-1
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