2018 MRS Spring Meeting

Call for Papers

Late Breaking Abstract Submission Closed
January 11, 2018 (11:59 pm ET)

Symposium NM07—Nanoscale Magnetic Structures and Materials

Nanoscale magnetic structures and materials have demonstrated novel magnetic properties and enhanced performance for applications which have been instrumental to modern technology. As a subfield of nanotechnology in materials science, nanoscale magnetic structures and materials share many of the same basic organizing principles such as geometric confinement, physical proximity, and chemical self-organization. These principles are illustrated by means of several examples drawn from the quests for ultra-strong permanent magnets for energy harvesting and conversion, ultra-high-density magnetic information storage, and bio-medical applications. This symposium will highlight some of the most recent advances in this field, from the synthesis and fabrication of novel nanomagnetic structures and development of novel characterization techniques to novel magnetic effects at heterostructure interfaces. This symposium also aims to address critical issues and challenges going forward, such as fundamental limits to energy product of permanent magnets, areal density of magnetic data storage and speed of magnetic switching.

This symposium is also organized to celebrate Prof. David Sellmyer’s contributions and achievements in magnetism and magnetic materials research, during his forty-year plus career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. David Sellmyer is George Holmes University Distinguished Professor at UNL and director of Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience. As a veteran in magnetics research, he has made outstanding contributions to the fields of new magnetic materials, nanocomposite permanent magnets and novel high-anisotropy materials for data storage. He has been recognized by numerous awards and honors, among them a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Iketani Science and Technology Foundation of Japan, and the Louise Pound-George Howard Distinguished Career Award.

Topics will include:

  • Nanostructured soft magnets
  • Nanostructured permanent magnets
  • Magnetic thin films for memory and logic (MRAM, MTJ)
  • Magnetocaloric materials
  • Biomedical applications of magnetic nanoparticles
  • Mesoscale magnetism
  • Magnetic Skyrmions
  • Novel processing techniques for magnetic nanostructures
  • Novel characterization techniques for magnetic nanostructures
  • A tutorial complementing this symposium is tentatively planned.

Invited Speakers:

  • Mike Coey (Trinity College, Ireland)
  • Jun Cui (Ames Laboratory / Iowa State University, USA)
  • Jun Ding (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Haifeng Du (Hefei Institute of Physical Science, China)
  • Claudia Felser (Max Plank Institut, Germany)
  • Arun Gupta (University of Alabama, USA)
  • George Hadjipanays (University of Delaware, USA)
  • Satoshi Hirosawa (National Institute for Materials Science, Japan)
  • Axel Hoffmann (Argonne National Laboratory, USA)
  • Yanglong Hou (Peking University, China)
  • Guohan Hu (IBM T.J. Watson Research Center, USA)
  • Bert Koopmans (Eindhoven University of Technology, Netherlands)
  • Jhinhwan Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Republic of Korea)
  • Runwei Li (Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, China)
  • Jingfang Liu (Electron Energy Corporation, USA)
  • Sara Majetich (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Toshiyuki Matsui (Osaka Prefecture University, Japan)
  • Michael McHenry (Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
  • Stuart Parkin (Max Plank Institut, Germany)
  • James Rhyne (U.S. Department of Energy, USA)
  • Bing Rong (Ford Motor Company, USA)
  • Thomas Schrefl (Dauube University Krems, Austria)
  • Ivan Schuller (University of California, San Diego, USA)
  • Jeff Shield (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • Ralph Skomski (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, USA)
  • Kumar Srinivasan (Western Digital Company, USA)
  • Shouheng Sun (Brown University, USA)
  • Jianping Wang (University of Minnesota, USA)
  • Ming Yue (Beijing University of Technology, China)
  • Jiadong Zang (University of New Hamsphire, USA)
  • Wei Zhang (Oakland University, USA)

Symposium Organizers

J. Ping Liu
University of Texas at Arlington
817-272-2815, pliu@uta.edu

Ekkes Brück
Technical University of Delft

Hao Zeng
University at Buffalo SUNY
716-645-2946, haozeng@buffalo.edu

Zhidong Zhang
Institute of Metal Research
862483978248, zdzhang@imr.ac.cn

Keywords for Abstract Submission

energy conversion materials, nanocomposites, permanent magnets, Skyrmions, spintronics