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Fall 2013 Technical Review

October 2–3
Carnegie Mellon University

The DSSC Technical Review, held twice a year, is an opportunity for center members, invited guests, and DSSC personnel to be brought up-to-date on current DSSC research progress through oral presentations and poster sessions that highlight the center's project areas.

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Agenda

Day 1

Wednesday, October 2
All sessions are held in Roberts Engineering Hall, unless otherwise noted
Time Activity
Breakfast
7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast
All participants

Opening Remarks
8:30–8:35

Welcome
James Garrett, CIT Dean

8:35–8:50

State of the DSSC
Jimmy Zhu

Session I: HAMR Media
9:00–9:15

TEM Study of Atomic Ordering Within Grains of FePt-L10 HAMR Media
David Laughlin

9:15–9:30

Control of Microstructural and Magnetic Properties of FePt Granular Thin Films by Mo Based Underlayers
Hoan Ho

9:30–9:45

Effects of Temperature on Intergranular Exchange Coupling in L10 FePt Thin Films for HAMR Media
Efrem Huang

9:45–10:00

The Impact of Tc and Hk Variation on Signal-to-Noise Ratio in Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording
Hai Li

10:00–10:15

Study On a Possible Noise Source In HAMR: SNR Impact of Grain-To-Grain Heating Variation
Jimmy Zhu

10:15–10:20

HAMR Media Summary
Jimmy Zhu

Morning Break
10:20–10:45

Break

Session II: HAMR Heads
10:45–11:00

Estimates of the In-Plane Thermal Conductivity For FePt/C Media
Jon Malen

11:00–11:15

Heating Behavior of HAMR Media in the Presence of Variability
Jim Bain and Alan McGaughey

11:15–11:30

Characteristic Impedances and Reflection Coefficients at Medium for Confined Plasmonic Modes on NFTs for HAMR
Cheng-Ming Chow

11:30–11:45

AIN Materials Development for HAMR Head
Abhishek Sharma

11:45–12:00 p.m.

Resonant Dielectric Sources for Driving NFT's
Ed Schlesinger

12:00–12:05

HAMR Head Summary
Jim Bain

Lunch and Poster Session
12:05–1:30

General lunch

Poster session

Session III: Alternative Technologies
1:30–1:45

Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR): Writability, Field Gradient, Data Rate, and ADC
Jimmy Zhu

1:45–2:00

Development of Block Copolymer Based Templates for Fabrication of Magnetic Media
Vignesh Sundar

2:00–2:05

Alternative Technology Summary
Jimmy Zhu

Session IV: Technology Highlights
2:05–2:45

Highlight presentations on channels, read heads, STT devices, SSD, etc.
DSSC Faculty and Students

Afternoon Break
2:45–3:00

Break

Session V: HAMR Roundtable
3:00–3:15

Recap of DSSC Perspectives on HAMR
DSSC Faculty

3:15–4:00

Industry Perspective
Sponsors

4:00–4:30

Discussion, Ranking and Prioritization
All

Transit to Wyndham
4:30–5:00

Return to hotel

Poster Session and Reception
5:00–6:30

Poster session
Wyndham Hotel

Reception
Wyndham Hotel

Evening Activities
6:30–8:30

Dinner
Wyndham Hotel

Day 2

Thursday, October 3
All meetings are held in Roberts Engineering Hall, unless otherwise noted
Time Activity
Breakfast
7:30–8:30 a.m.

Breakfast

Advisory Board Meeting
8:30–8:45

IP Briefing
DSSC Leadership

8:45–11:00

Closed Session

Feedback
11:00–12:00 p.m.

Feedback Session With Faculty

Lunch
12:00–1:00

Lunch

Sponsor Meetings
1:00–6:00

Individual Sponsor Meetings With Faculty

Hotel Information

Reservations can be made at the Wyndham Pittsburgh University Center.

Address
100 Lytton Avenue
Telephone 1-877-999-3223 or 412-682-6200
Room Rate $144/night
Group Name DSSC Fall Review
Discount cutoff date September 14
Parking Complimentary

Transportation Service

The DSSC will provide transportation between the Wyndham and campus through Harper Transportation.

Please be in the lobby of the hotel a few minutes before departure time for morning trips to Roberts Hall.

Time Activity
Wednesday, October 2
7:20 a.m.

One trip from Wyndham to Roberts Hall

7:45 a.m.

One trip from Wyndham to Roberts Hall

4:30 p.m.

One trip from Roberts Hall to Wyndham for Reception and Poster Session

4:45 p.m.

One trip from Roberts Hall to Wyndham for Reception and Poster Session

Thursday, October 3
7:20 a.m.

One trip from Wyndham to Roberts Hall

7:45 a.m.

One trip from Wyndham to Roberts Hall

Meetings With DSSC Personnel

Sponsors interested in meeting with DSSC faculty and students during the review may do so. To help make scheduling these meetings more efficient, please click on the link below to let us know your availability, and with which students or faculty you'd like to meet. The information you provide on the Doodle poll can only be seen by the DSSC administration and will not be shared in any way.

Faculty members or graduate students interested in meeting with specific sponsors may also use the poll to indicate their availability and the sponsor with whom they wish to meet.

Questions?

Any questions about the Review can be directed to Patricia Grieco, DSSC Administrative Manager.

Affiliates

Headway Technologies
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
MagIC Technologies
Pioneer
SAE International
Seagate
Showa Denko
TDK
Western Digital Hard Drives


Data Storage Systems Center / Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3890 / Phone: 412-268-6600 / Fax: 412-268-3497