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A measure of the degree to which a conductor or semiconductor changes its electrical resistance when a magnetic field is applied.

mag·ne′to·re·sis′tive (-tĭv) adj.
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(mægˌni toʊ rɪˈzɪs təns)

a change in the electrical resistance of a material exposed to a magnetic field.
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The trend of embedding these components with giant magnetoresistance (GMR) films has gained a lot of importance.
Both companies hold an extensive portfolio of IP that is further strengthened by this agreement including the assignment and licensing of MRAM patents from Seagate to Everspin as well as licensing of specific Tunneling Magnetoresistance, or TMR, patents from Everspin to Seagate.
Bismuth (Bi), as a fantastic p-block semimetal with highly anisotropic Fermi surface, small effective electron mass, low carrier density, and long carrier mean-free path [20-23], is conventionally deemed as a sound candidate to observe and investigate quantum confinement and finitesize effects, enhanced magnetoresistance, and thermoelectricity [21, 22, 24, 25].
The magnetoresistance was measured in a [He.sup.3] cryostat equipped with a superconducting magnet.
The wireless sensor node is integrated with three axes anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR) sensor [15] which is installed at Cartesian coordinates ([x.sub.o], [y.sub.o], z) relative to the origin ([x.sub.o], [y.sub.o], [z.sub.o]) at the ground as depicted in Figure 3.
In such structures, a number of unusual physical effects are noted [16, 17], among which one of the most interesting is the magnetoresistance [17].
Solin, "Exploration of the inherent magnetoresistance in InSb thin films," Semiconductor Science and Technology, vol.
A new tape head technology, called TMR (tunneling magnetoresistance) will significantly boost tape capacities and speeds for years to come.
Enhanced magnetoresistance in layered magnetic structures with antiferromagnetic interlayer exchange.
Xu, "The DNA computation model based on giant magnetoresistance for SAT problem," Chinese Journal of Computers, vol.
Munoz, "Magnetic field sensors based on Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR) technology: Applications in electrical current sensing," Sensors, vol.