Tutorial on Antiferromagnetic Spintronics
Monday, April 23, 2018. 3:30 – 5:45
Characterisation of Antiferromagnets.
Drs. Kevin O’Grady and Gonzalo Vallejo-Fernandez,
University of York
Making the Invisible Visible: Probing Antiferromagnetic Order in Novel Materials.
Dr. Elke Arenholz,
Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,
Dr. Thomas Jungwirth
Institute of Physics, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic,
Meet the Experts Lunch
Thursday, April 26, 2018. 12:00 – 1:30
Student and post-doc participants of the conference are invited to join experts in their field at lunch time on
Thursday for informal discussion. To see a list of avialable “experts” and sign up for a table, please click on
the link below. Space is limited!
How to Get a Job in Industry, Academia or Government Laboratory
Tuesday, April 24, 2018. 5:30 – 7:00
This special evening session will focus on jobs in magnetics research. The three panelists, with distinguished
leadership positions in industry, academia and government laboratory, will provide perspectives and advice on how
to prepare for, and apply to, research positions. An extended question-and-answer period will follow their
presentations. Although this session is primarily intended for prospective and recent graduates, all conference
attendees are encouraged to participate.
Dr. Steve Hwang,
Vice President of Product Development, Seagate Technology
Dr. Liesl Folks,
Dean, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University at Buffalo
Dr. Lucian Prejbeanu,
Executive Director, SPINTEC, CEA
Panel Discussion: The Future of Information Storage and Memory Technologies
Thursday, April 26, 2018. 5:30 – 7:00
This special evening session features executives from the leading hard disk drive and memory companies discussing
the state of the art and future directions of magnetic storage and memory technology. Each will present their
vision and roadmap of technology development. What revolutionary approaches will extend the dominance of the hard
disk in mass data storage? How and when will magnetic random access memory (MRAM) become competitive? What
breakthroughs are still anticipated to keep these technologies growing at historic trends?
The session will be conducted as a panel discussion, with an extended question and answer period following the presentations of the panelists.
Dr. Ed Gage,
Vice President, Seagate Research Group
Dr. Thao A Nguyen,
Senior Vice President of Head Operation, Western Digital Corporation
Dr. Danny Shum,
Fellow eNVM, Technology Development & Research, GLOBALFOUNDRIES Singapore
Plenary Talk: Spintronics Nanodevices
Wednesday, April 25, 2018. 5:00 – 6:00
Prof. Hideo Ohno,
Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Development of spintronics nonvolatile nanodevices and their integration with CMOS circuits are critical to realize
standby power free, low-power consumption, yet high performance integrated circuits for Internet-of-Things (IoT),
high performance computing and artificial intelligence. Endurance and low supply-voltage operation make these
spintronics device capable of being used in the place of current volatile working memories such as DRAM and SRAM
and beyond. The magnetic tunnel junction (MTJ), a two-terminal nonvolatile spintronic device that can scale
down to 20 nm with the perpendicular-easy-axis CoFeB-MgO system, is the device most widely employed for such a
purpose. I will review the development of MTJs, and discuss about its ultimate scalability beyond 10 nm by showing
MTJs with current induced switching and high thermal stability in the range of 4-8 nm. I will then describe the work
on three-terminal devices that separate the write current path from the read current path. Here I focus on devices
that utilize spin-orbit torque arising from structures involving heavy metals as well as from antiferromagnets; the
latter is shown to operate as analog memory suitable for neuromorphic applications.
Art in Magnetism Contest
Do you see beauty in your work? Do your domain images or TEM scans have aesthetic as well as scientific value? If your
research has generated unique or compelling images, we invite you to submit these for display and judging during the
INTERMAG conference. We will once again showcase the most artistic images. Cash prizes of US$50 will be awarded to
the four best images as determined by our judges and the conference public.
For details of the contest and submission instructions, please click here: Art in Magnetism