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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.

J.W. Harrell
EdCom Chair

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Disk news on ZDNET
http://zdnet.com.com/2001-1103-0.html

OCTOBER
Disk-drive makers spin out strong profits

By Ed Frauenheim
CNET News.com
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

SEPTEMBER
Bright future for disk-drive industry?

By Ed Frauenheim
CNET News.com
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

AUGUST
Midlife crisis for the hard drive

By Ed Frauenheim
CNET News.com
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

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