Conference announcements

    1. TMRC 2004,An International Conference on Magnetic Recording Media, Boulder, Colorado,
      August 11-13,2004.
    2. NAPRMC 2004, North American Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference, Boulder, Colorado,
      August 10-13, 2004.
    3. GRC ON MAGNETIC NANOSTRUCTURES, Big Sky resort, Montana, USA,
      August 22-27, 2004.
    4. ICF- 9, San Francisco, USA,
      August 23-27, 2004.
    5. JEMS‘04, Joint European Magnetic Symposia, Dresden, Germany,
      September 05 – 10, 2004.
      October 3-8, 2004.
    7. AVS, Magnetic Interfaces and Nanostructures, Anaheim, CA,
      Nov. 14-19, 2004.
    8. MMM 2004, 49th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials, Jacksonville, Florida,
      Nov. 14-19, 2004.
    9. INTERMAG 2005, Nagoya, Japan,
      April 4-8, 2005.
    10. HMM 2005, 5th Int. Symposium on Hysteresis and Micromagnetic Modeling, Budapest, Hungary,
      May 30 – June1, 2005.

Conference announcement 1

TMRC 2004

An International Conference on Magnetic Recording Media
Boulder, Colorado
August 11-13, 2004

Dear Colleague:

We invite you to attend The Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC), 11-13 August 2004, in Boulder, Colorado, USA. (The North American Perpendicular Recording Conference will be held the day prior, also in Boulder.)

Complete information, program, and registration form are available at <>. We urge you to register before 25 July for the conference and as soon as possible at the conference hotel (very favorable room rate and limited room availability).

Gerardo Bertero
Chairman, TMRC 2004

Gerardo Bertero, Ph.D.
Komag, Inc.
1710 Automation Parkway
San Jose, CA 95131
(408) 576-2895 (office)
(408) 944-0107 (fax)

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Conference announcement 2


North American Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference
Boulder Colorado 2004
August 10-13, 2004.


North American Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference (NAPMRC) is a review of the progress in the development of perpendicular magnetic recording.

The NAPMRC has a single session format with all the invited papers forming the body of the conference. Contributed papers are presented at a special poster session. The conference is a highly interactive meeting serving as a forum to evaluate the up to date status of the development efforts of perpendicular recording. All the major topics related to the technology are presented, which include recording heads, media, system integration, channels, etc.

NAPMRC 2004 will be held in Boulder, Colorado jointly with

The Magnetic Recording Conference TMRC on August 10-13, 2004.

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 Conference announcement 3

Gordon Research Conference on
Magnetic Nanostructures
August 22 –27, 2004
Big Sky Resort (Montana, USA)

Chair: P. Bruno (Halle)
Vice-chair: J.S. Moodera (Cambridge, MA)

Topics and invited speakers

Fabrication of nanostructures – top-down / bottom-up: C. Ross (Cambridge, MA) / W.D. Schneider (Lausanne)
Magnetic tunnel junctions: S. Yuasa (Tsukuba)
Magnetic anisotropy of nanoclusters: H. Brune (Lausanne)
Magnetic microscopies: R. Wiesendanger (Hamburg)
Spin-current induced magnetic excitations: M.D. Stiles (Gaithersburg) / R.A. Buhrman (Ithaca)
Ultrafast spin dynamics: Th. Rasing (Nijmegen) / C. Chappert (Orsay) / H.C. Siegmann (Stanford) Spin injection: W.W. Rühle (Marburg)
Spin logic: R. Koch (Berlin)
Spin manipulation and quantum computing: D.D. Awschalom (Santa Barbara)
Point contacts and nanowires: G. Tatara (Osaka) / W. Rippard (Boulder)
Magnetic semiconductors: P.H. Dederichs (Jülich) / H. Ohno (Sendai)
Kondo effect in self-organized nanostructures: K. Kern (Stuttgart)
Spin-dependent effects in quantum dots: J. Martinek (Poznan) / D. Goldhaber-Gordon (Stanford)
Berry phase, spin chirality, and anomalous Hall effect: Y. Taguchi (Sendai)


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Conference announcement  4

Ninth International Conference of Ferrites
August 23-27, 2004
Cathedral Hill Hotel,
San Francisco, California, U.S.A.


Second Announcement and Call for Papers

Abstract Submission Deadline—March 1, 2004


The 2004 International Conference on Ferrites (ICF) is the ninth in a series of conferences that provide a forum for the presentation and discussion of the latest scientific and technological developments in ferrites (magnetic ceramics) and related materials. The International Advisory Committee and the U. S. Organizing Committee are pleased to announce that for the second time in its history, the conference (ICF9) will be held in San Francisco, California.

The eight previous conferences were held in Kyoto, Japan (1970, 1980, and 2000), Tokyo, Japan (1992), Bellevue, France (1976), San Francisco, U.S.A. (1984), Bombay, India (1989), and Bordeaux, France (1996). The last conference in 2000 attracted over 500 attendees from 30 countries and had a technical program of 312 papers (oral and poster).

Hosted by: The American Ceramic Society; Sponsored by: Japan Society of Powder and Powder Metallurgy International Magnetics Association; Endorsed by: The American Physical Society; Cooperating Society: IEEE Magnetics Society


The conference will cover all areas of basic science and technology for ferrites and related materials. Special emphasis will be placed on advanced findings and emerging technologies that are expected to open new horizons for ferrites in the twenty first century. Papers on the results of academic, technical, and industrial studies are welcome. The subject areas for ICF9 are as follows:

Science (S)

1.   Physics of ferrites and related materials
2.   Chemistry of ferrites and related materials
3.   Crystal growth, sintering and microstructure
4.   Thin films, multilayers, and fine particles
5.   Other basic science

Processing and Applications (PA)

6.   Raw materials and manufacturing processes/facilities
7.   Soft magnetic materials and cores
8.   Hard magnetic materials and magnets
9.   Magnetic recording media, heads and systems
10.  Magneto-optics and applications
11.  High frequency and microwave ferrites
12.  Bio-magnetics and medical applications
13.  Power magnetics
14.  Transducers and sensors
15.  Other applications

Special Topics (ST)

16.  Nano-structured ferrites and related materials
17.  Magnetic fluids, magnetorheological fluids, and novel magnetic devices
18.  Multilayer chip inductors
19.  Other novel emerging technologies
20.  Other special topics
Invited Speakers and Special Sessions

In addition to contributed oral and poster papers in the above areas, ICF9 will include a number of invited speakers, symposia, panel discussions, and workshops. The Program Chair ( welcomes suggestions for invitees, special topic sessions, as well as the names of possible organizers for such sessions. The Program Committee will review all suggestions and assemble a slate of invited speakers and special sessions in key areas of current interest to the ferrite community.

Possible symposia, panel, and workshop topics include:

  1. Energy conversion using ferrites and related compounds
  2. Magnetite bio-mineralization: new developments and current topics
  3. New physics, especially of electronic phase transitions in magnetite, perovskites, and other oxides   exhibiting Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), Colossal Magnetoresistance (CMR), and superconductivity
  4.   Linear and nonlinear microwave processes in thin films
  5. Magnetic and magnetorheological properties of novel ferrite films, including amorphous films and multilayered structures
  6. Bonded magnets: basic and applied studies, from raw materials in current use to new products
  7. Magnetic materials and components for power electronics
  8. New raw materials, methods, and equipment for ferrite processing
  9. Ferrite applications [Joint with International Magnetics Association (IMA)]


Abstract Submission

Scientists and engineers working in the broad area of ferrite materials, science, and applications are invited to submit abstracts for consideration by the Program Committee. Abstracts for contributed papers must be submitted electronically through The American Ceramic Society Online Conference Management Submission (OCMS) system. Potential submitters as well as prospective attendees are invited to visit the ICF9 Web site at

Abstracts must be 300 words or less in length, not counting the title, author and address by-lines, and references. An acknowledgement of receipt will be sent by e-mail. If acknowledgement is not received, the abstract was not properly submitted. Contact if you have problems with submission of your abstracts.

Acceptance notices will be sent out in early April, 2003.  The web submission software will automatically produce the accepted abstracts in the proper format for publication in the ICF9 Meeting Guide.

The firm cut-off date for the submission of abstracts is March 1, 2004

Sponsorship and Commercial Exhibits

Organizations and companies with ferrite related services and products are invited to serve as industrial sponsors for the conference. These organizations, especially those involved in ferrite production, raw materials supply, production equipment manufacture, and measuring instrumentation, are invited to exhibit their products in a specially designated ICF9 exhibit area. Further information on sponsorship and exhibits will be sent out shortly. Contact Christine Schnitzer at for more information.

Conference Proceedings
The ICF9 Proceedings will be published by the American Ceramics Society.

ICF- 9 U. S. Organizing Committee
Conference Chairperson
         Dr. Alex Goldman, President, Ferrite Technology Worldwide,
Secretary General:
         Prof. Gareth Thomas, University of California at Berkeley
Program Committee Chairperson:           
         Prof. Carl E. Patton, Colorado State University,
Publications Committee Chairperson:
         Prof. Ronald F. Soohoo,
University of California,
Corporate Relations Committee Chairperson
         Mr. Richard G. Parker, Chairman of the Board, Fair-Rite Products Corp,
Local Committee Chairperson
         Mr. Thomas M. Coughlin, President, Coughlin Associates,

American Ceramic Society (ACerS) Conference Coordinator
        Ms. Christine Schnitzer

In order to be placed on the ICF9 mailing list for future announcements, please visit the conference web link indicated above or contact Ms. Schnitzer by email.

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 Conference announcement 5

The Joint European Magnetic Symposia, JEMS, are the unification of the two most important conferences on magnetism regularly organized in Europe, namely EMMA (European Magnetic Materials and Applications) and MRM (Magnetic Recording Materials). JEMS focus on magnetism research and applications as well as new magnetic materials. Information about the conference is available at:



    • Soft magnetic materials and their applications
    • Magnetic recording materials
    • Spin electronics and magnetic semiconductors
    • Giant magnetoresistive and giant magnetoimpedance materials
    • Artificially structured materials, small structures
    • Magnetic materials and advanced characterization
    • Micromagnetism, magnetization processes and magnetic viscosity
    • Sensors and micro-devices
    • Numerical modelling, devices and machines
    • Imaging and probe techniques
    • Permanent magnetic materials and their applications
    • Magnetocaloric, magnetostrictive and ferromagnetic shape memory materials
    • Magnetic materials in high magnetic fields
February 1, 2004         Deadline for abstract submission
March 15, 2004           Notification about abstract acceptance
May 15, 2004               Deadline for advanced registration
June 30, 2004              Deadline for paper submission
For further information, please contact the organisers at the following address:
A. Kirchner: IFW Dresden, P.O. Box 27 00 16, 01171 Dresden, Germany
Phone: +49 351 4659 405 / 460
Fax: +49 351 4659 541


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Conference announcement 6

Part of the 206th Meeting of The Electrochemical Society
October 3-8, 2004 Honolulu, Hawaii

Call for Papers

Magnetic thin films play important roles in data recording systems, sensors, microelectromechanical systems (MEMS), and other devices. New knowledge continues to be acquired in magnetic film processing including: film nucleation and growth, structure of deposits, stress and micromagnetics of films, thermal and magnetic annealing, electrochemical and electroless plating systems, etching, process chemistry, tool design, process control, etc. Our understanding of the correlations between deposition parameters, film composition, structure, properties and device performance also continues to improve.

The purpose of the symposium is to bring together electrochemists, physicists, engineers, and device designers who are working in the area of magnetic thin-film technology to review the present state of the field and to point out fruitful new areas for research. Materials of interest include Fe, Ni, Co, and their alloys, as well as laterally patterned, laminated or compositionally modulated structures, including nanowires and self-organized films

The symposium will further cover subjects specific to the fabrication of thin-film heads, microelectromechanical systems, micromotors, and other magnetic devices. The symposium will include invited review or tutorial papers and contributed papers.

Publication of a Proceedings Volume to be available after the Meeting is provisionally planned. 

Acceptance of a paper in this symposium (oral or poster) obliges the authors to submit a camera-ready copy of the full proceedings volume manuscript at the meeting. Instructions for preparing the manuscript will be sent out by the symposium organizers after the notification of acceptance is distributed by the ECS Headquarters Office. Abstracts, suggestions, and inquiries should be sent electronically to ECS Headquarters and the symposium organizers. Abstracts must be received at ECS Headquarters by June 1, 2004.

Symposium organizers:
           C. Bonhôt, Hitachi Global Storage Technologies,;
           S.R. Brankovic,Seagate Research,;
           W. Schwarzacher, University of Bristol ,;
           G. Zangari ,University of Virginia;
           T. Osaka ,Waseda University,
           Y. Kitamoto Tokyo Institute of

Visit the Symposium website at
for updates and to see the Table of Contents of previous Proceedings volumes.

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Conference announcement 8

This conference annually brings together scientists and engineers interested in recent developments in all branches of fundamental and applied magnetism. Emphasis is placed on experimental and theoretical research in magnetism, the properties and synthesis of new magnetic materials, and advances in magnetic technology. The Program consists of invited and contributed papers. Abstract booklets will be made available at the Conference, and Proceedings will be published in the Journal of Applied Physics.

Categories for submission include:
  1. Fundamental Properties and Cooperative Phenomena
  2. Magnetoelectronic Materials and Applications
  3. Computational Magnetics and Imaging
  4. Soft Magnetic Materials and Applications
  5. Hard Magnetic Materials and Applications
  6. Structured Materials
  7. Special Magnetic Materials
  8. Magnetic Recording
  9. Applications and Interdisciplinary Topics

Abstracts must be submitted prior to the July 2, 2004 deadline. This deadline will be strictly observed. Advance Registration for the conference will be available by August 1, 2004. More information will be posted on the MMM Homepage. Advance Registration via the web is the most convenient way to register and is highly recommended.

Text Box:  The conference will take place in Jacksonville, Florida. Jacksonville was the site of the first European settlement in Florida, and it is now the largest city in Florida and the largest city in the United States by land area. More than a million souls make their home in Jacksonville. It is a major hub of commerce and has extensive freight-handling facilities. Blessed with a deep-water port, the town has prospered from shipyards, automobile imports and naval operations. The area's remarkable natural beauty makes tourism a leading industry. The conference hotel, the Adam's Mark Jacksonville, is the newest premier hotel in Northeast Florida. Located downtown on the St. Johns Riverfront, the hotel is adjacent to the Jacksonville Landing entertainment and shopping area and only 18 miles from the airport. More details, conference rates and a Hotel Room Reservation Form will all be available on the MMM Conference website by this summer. Room reservations can be made beginning in August.

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Conference announcement 9


Intermag 2005 Secretariat
c/o Convention Linkage, Inc.
Akasaka-Nihon Bldg., 9-5-24, Akasaka,
Minato-ku,Tokyo 107-0052, Japan
Phone: +81-3-5770-5531
Fax: +81-3-5770-5532
Contact Office in USA
Diane Melton
c/o Courtesy Associates.
2025 M Street, N.W., Suite 800
Washington, D.C. 20036 USA
Fax: +1-202-973-8722

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Conference announcement 10

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5th International Symposium on
Hysteresis and Micromagnetic Modeling
May 30 – June1,  2005
Budapest, Hungary,

Venue: Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary, Roosevelt Sq. 9.

Organized by the
   Budapest University of Technology and Economics
in cooperation with the
Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Research Institute for Technical Physics and Materials Science
Pollack Mihaly College of Engineering, University of Pecs


Call for Papers

The 5th International Symposium on Hysteresis and Micromagnetic Modeling (HMM-2005) will be held at Budapest, Hungary. The previous Symposia were held at The George Washington University, Virginia Campus. Ashburn, VA, USA (1996), University of Perugia. Perugia, Italy (1999), The George Washington University, Virginia Campus. Ashburn, VA, USA (2001), and at the University of Salamanca. Salamanca, Spain (2003). The 5th International Symposium on Hysteresis and Micromagnetic Modeling is devoted to the 100 year anniversary of birth of Hungarian scientist F. Preisach, the creator of the hysteresis model, bearing his name.

The aim of the 5th International Symposium on Hysteresis and Micromagnetic Modeling is intended to be a forum for presentation and discussion of the most recent advancements in the fields of hysteresis modeling and computational micromagnetics. Continuing with the tradition of the previous HMM symposia, HMM-2005 has a strong interdisciplinary character . Our aim is to bring together scientists with a wide range of backgrounds and interests (physicists, mathematicians, material scientists, engineers, etc) to exchange ideas, methods, and results. Although special emphasis will be on magnetic hysteresis, there will be sessions in the program focused on the universal aspects of hysteresis, independently of its origin. The scientific program of the 3-day symposium will consist of several talks by invited speakers, and a larger number of contributed talks and posters, organized along different thematic sessions.


Topics of the Symposium


Abstract Book

Authors are invited to send 2 pages short contribution to the Abstract Book. After reviewing, the accepted papers will be presented in oral and poster sessions at the Symposium. The full version of the  papers after second review will be published in Physica B.


Important dates
o        Submission of Abstracts, January 10, 2005.

o        Notification of acceptance, February 10, 2005.
o        Pre-registration and hotel reservation, till March 30, 2005.
o        Submission of full papers, May 30, 2005.
o        Symposium, 30 May --1 June 2005


Preisach Memorial Book

As the 5th International Symposium on Hysteresis and Micromagnetics Modeling (HMM-2005) will be devoted to the memory of the 100 year anniversary of the birth of Ferenc Preisach, whose hysteresis model is bearing his name, on this occasion a memorial volume on the Preisach model and its different modifications will be published, where researchers, working in the field of Preisach models are cordially invited to submit manuscripts.. After a peer  review process the papers will be published in Preisach memorial book.

The topics are

The accepted manuscripts submitted will be published by the Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest.

Full paper to the book:                         10 January, 2005
Review and acceptance of the paper:   10 February, 2005.
Corrected version of the paper:            10 March, 2005.


Co-Chair, Dr. Amalia Ivanyi
Executive Secretary, Mr. Miklos Kuczmann
Technical Secretary, Mr. Peter Kis
Department of Broadband Infocommunication and Electromagnetic Theory
Budapest University of Technology and Economics, Egry J. 18. H-1521, Budapest, Hungary,
Tel: +36-1-463-2817, + 36 1 463 1049, Fax: +36-1-463-3189

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