giant magnetoresistance

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giant magnetoresistance:

see spintronicsspintronics,
 spin electronics,
or magnetoelectronics,
science and technology that harnesses the spin state of electrons in addition to the electrical charge state to store data or perform calculations.
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giant magnetoresistance

[¦j̄i·ənt ‚mag·nēd·ō·ri′zis·təns]
(solid-state physics)
A very large decrease in electrical resistance upon application of a magnetic field in certain structures composed of alternating layers of magnetic and nonmagnetic metals.
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These include giant magneto-resistance multi-layers for computer memory, nanostructured coatings in data storage and photographic industry, nanoparticles for colorants in printing and drug delivery in pharmaceutical field, superlattice confinement effects for optoelectronic devices and lasers, and nanostructured materials such as nanocomposites and nanophase materials.
Peter Grunberg, The Research Center of Solid State Physics, Germany, received the Japan Prize for The discovery of Giant Magneto-Resistance (GMR) and its contribution to development of innovative spin-electronics devices.
Peter Grunberg(i) for "The Discovery of Giant Magneto-Resistance (GMR) and its contribution to Development of Innovative Spin-electronics Device" in the prize category of "Innovative Devices Inspired by Basic Research" and Dr.
Peter Grunberg(*) for "The Discovery of Giant Magneto-Resistance (GMR) and its contribution to Development of Innovative Spin-electronics Device" in the prize category of "Innovative Devices Inspired by Basic Research" and Dr.