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April 18, 2007

FRONTIERS IN MATERIALS SCIENCE
VINSE COLLOQUIUM SERIES

Dr. Tom Crawford
Associate Professor Department of Physics and Astronomy
USC Nano Center
University of South Carolina
"Nanoscale Magnetism - How far can we go?"

Abstract. The rotating magnetic storage, or magnetic disc drive, business has been referred to as the "extreme sport" of the technology industry. Disc drives are true nanotechnologies. With bit sizes smaller than 35 x 100 nm2, grain sizes < 10 nm, and fly heights < 10 nm, that these "mechanical" devices work reliably (and that we keep all our "stuff" on them) is truly a technological wonder. How much farther into the nanoscale can we push magnetic recording? In this talk, I will introduce the underlying technology, and give an overview of my group's planned efforts in nanomangetism at USC, as well as exciting opportunities for collaboration on this scientifically and technologically challenging quest.

 
 
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