Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

General Information

The 32nd Magnetic Recording Conference (TMRC 2021) will be held VIRTUALLY August 16-19, 2021. The focus of TMRC 2021 is Solid State Magnetic Memory and Recording Technologies for >3 Tbits/in2. 

For more information regarding the virtual platform, please click here.

Approximately 36 invited papers of the highest quality will be presented orally at the conference and will later be published in the IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. What used to be the poster session will now be a contributed session to be presented in standard oral format. Presenters of invited & contributed talks are encouraged for publication.

Topics of interest include:


Solid State Memory – Devices and Applications

  • Spin Transfer Torque-Magnetic Random Access Memory (MTJ cell, MRAM chip manufacturing and roadmap)
  • MRAM– New Physics & Materials (MRAM architecture, VC-MRAM, SOT-MRAM, TI & 2D materials)
  • Magnetic Logic

    Advanced Generation Recording Technologies
  • Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR System, Head/Media and HDI)
  • Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording (MAMR), Energy-Assisted Magnetic Recording (EAMR)
  • Alternative Magnetic Recording Technologies (SMR, TDMR, HIMR, Heated-dot, Tape, All Optical Switching)
  • Advanced Magnetic Recording for > 3 Tbits/in2 including Readers, Writers, Servo, Tribology, HDI, Signal Processing

    Recording and Memory Fundamentals (Metrology, Tooling, Materials, Recording Physics)

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