The features and mechanism of Colossal Magnetoresistance, or CMR, in manganese oxides as well as device physics are highlighted in this book, with a focus on tunneling MR for some artificial structures. Underlying new science, such as tunable electron-lattice interaction in a metal and roles of orbital degrees of freedom in producing an unconventional metallic feature, is also discussed. The book provides a systematic exploration of the CMR materials and an extensive investigation of the electronic phenomena of those compounds by various experimental means.
1. Fundamental Features of CMR Manganites 2. Spin Dynamics and Electronic Structures 3. Materials Systematics and Lattice Effects 4. Tunnelling Magnetoresistance.