This thesis contains three major areas of work.
Chapter 1 describes the various film deposition techniques available for the growth of thin films. These different growth methods, substrate preparation and vacuum techniques, are discussed in the context of the effect of the growth process and deposition environment on film structure and quality.
Chapter 2 describes the two film growth chambers.
Chapter 3 describes the origin of giant magnetoresistance (GMR) in magnetic mu...Expand abstract
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