giant magnetoresistance(redirected from Giant magnetoresistive)
Also found in: Dictionary, Acronyms.
giant magnetoresistance:see spintronicsspintronics,
science and technology that harnesses the spin state of electrons in addition to the electrical charge state to store data or perform calculations.
..... Click the link for more information. .
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
giant magnetoresistance[¦j̄i·ənt ‚mag·nēd·ō·ri′zis·təns]
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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.