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Tutorial in SPINTRONICS
planned for the Joint MMM-Intermag Conference in Anaheim
The EdCom Committee has planned an exciting tutorial on Spin Electronics for the Joint MMM-Intermag Conference in January, 2004.
The session will include four speakers, each giving 45-minute presentations on timely topics in spintronics:
Dan Ralph, Cornell University:
"APPLYING TORQUES TO MAGNETS USING SPIN-POLARIZED CURRENTS"
Ronnie Jansen, University of Twente:
"SEMICONDUCTOR/FERROMAGNET HYBRID SPIN TRANSISTORS"
Kimberley Hall, University of Iowa:
"SPIN RELAXATION IN SEMICONDUCTORS: IMPLICATIONS FOR APPLICATIONS IN SPINTRONICS, OPTOELECTRONICS AND QUANTUM COMPUTATION"
Hideo Ohno, Tohoku University:
"FERROMAGNETIC SEMICONDUCTOR MATERIALS AND DEVICES"
The tutorial will take place from 6-9 pm Monday, Jan. 5. The program was arranged with the help of Tom Silva and Bruce Gurney, who are program co-chairs of the conference. Tom has graciously agreed to chair the session.
Disk news on ZDNET
Disk-drive makers spin out strong profits
October 21, 2003, 4:02 PM PT
"Disk-drive makers Maxtor and Seagate Technology beat analysts' earnings expectations Tuesday, another sign of good times for the industry."
See details at http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5094672.html
Bright future for disk-drive industry?
September 11, 2003, 11:13 AM PT
"Despite a sluggish PC market, the hard-drive industry has managed to turn profits and is poised to continue enjoying good times, company leaders and analysts said at a conference this week".
See details at http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5074678.html
Midlife crisis for the hard drive
August 11, 2003, 4:00 AM PT
"The venerable hard drive is hitting middle age."
See details at http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1103_2-5061923.html