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DSSC To Host Fall Review Sept. 17

Faculty, Students Available for Individual Meetings Sept. 18

August 3, 2009

The Data Storage Systems Center at Carnegie Mellon University will hold its 2009 Fall Technical Review on Thursday, Sept. 17, in the Singleton Room of Roberts Engineering Hall on the Carnegie Mellon campus.

The fall review will follow the successful one-day model introduced at the Spring 2009 Technical Review, and will feature technical presentations and poster sessions on exciting research progress the center has made in the past six months. The day's events will also include an Advisory Board meeting with a follow-up feedback session for DSSC faculty, and a reception and dinner at the Holiday Inn.

On Sept. 18, sponsors will have the opportunity to meet individually with faculty and students for project reviews and discussions.

Tentative topics slated for discussion during the technical presentations include an update on the exchange decoupling ability of various oxides in present PMR media, a novel approach for achieving high coercivity and high ordering of L10 FePt granular media at relatively low deposition temperature for HAMR applications, HAMR NFT design and fabrication, and a systematic study on the area density extendability of present PMR technology. Recent innovations in channels, directions in contact recording, and new electrothermal actuators will also be featured.

A complete agenda for the Fall 2009 Technical Review — as well as hotel, transportation and registration information — is available at For more information about the review, contact Patricia Grieco at or Susie Cribbs at

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