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DSSC Directors Deliver Invited Talks at MORIS

June 12, 2009

DSSC Director and ABB Professor of Engineering Jimmy Zhu and DSSC Associate Director and Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor James A. Bain will both deliver invited talks at the Magnetics and Optics Research International Symposium for New Storage Technology (MORIS). Scheduled for June 15–18 in Hyogo, Japan, the symposium will cover combined effects of optical, thermal and magnetic natures from fundamental new materials to application of functional media. The single-session conference, held annually, features invited talks and poster presentations of contributed papers.

Zhu will present "Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording" during the conference's Assisted Recording session on Wednesday, June 17, and chair the Thermo-Magnetic Simulation session on Thursday, June 18. Bain, who will chair the Assisted Recording session, will also give a talk entitled "High-Efficiency Near-Field Sources for Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording" during the Thermo-Magnetic Simulation session.

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