Accession Number:

ADA402512

Title:

Applications of Ferromagnetic and Optical Materials, Storage and Magnetoelectronics: Symposia Held in San Francisco, California, U.S.A. on April 16-20, 2001

Descriptive Note:

Conference proceedings

Corporate Author:

MATERIALS RESEARCH SOCIETY WARRENDALE PA

Report Date:

2001-04-20

Pagination or Media Count:

512.0

Abstract:

Symposium T, Materials for Magnetic Devices--Magneto-Electronics and Recording, held April 16-19 at the 2001 MRS Spring Meeting in San Francisco, California, highlighted the exciting new area of spintronics and its applications to recording, sensors, and quantum computing. It covered new materials and structures that use the mechanism of spin dependent transport, including giant magnetoresistive GMR materials and magnetic tunnel junctions MTJs. Symposium U. Ferromagnetic materials are used in a wide variety of applications, including permanent magnets, transformer cores, electrical generators, and magnetic data storage. In the past decade there have been unprecedented developments in ferromagnetic materials, resulting in much-improved magneto-optical, magneto-resistive, magnetostrictive, permanent and nanocrystalline soft magnetic materials. Symposium V. CD and DVD technologies are pervasive throughout society and they are one of the success stories involving optical materials and devices. Technology roadmaps predict storage capacities exceeding 100 GB for DC size removable disks, using blue lasers and optics with high light-collection efficiency for the second half of this decade. Larger storage capacities require commensurately faster data recording and readout rates.

Subject Categories:

  • Laminates and Composite Materials
  • Optics
  • Solid State Physics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE