Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

2015 DSSC West Coast Review

March 10, 2015
Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley
NASA Ames Research Park Bldg. 23, Moffet Field, CA 94035

The DSSC Technical Review at Carnegie Mellon University, held once 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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Tuesday, March 10
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
Opening Remarks
9:00-9:10 Welcome 
Jimmy Zhu
Session I: HAMR Tutorials
9:10-9:45 HAMR Recording Physics and Signal-to-Noise
Jimmy Zhu
9:45-10:20 HAMR NFT Tutorial
Jim Bain
Morning Break
10:20-10:50 Break and Poster Session
Session I: HAMR Tutorials (cont'd)
10:50-11:25 HAMR Media: Promises and Challenges
Jimmy Zhu
11:25-12:00 HAMR Thermal Transport Tutorial
Jim Bain
Lunch and Poster Session
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Poster Session
Session II: HAMR Heads and Recording
1:30-1:45 State of DSSC
Jimmy Zhu
1:45-2:00 Noise Mechanisms Study with Spin Stand Testing
Hai Li
2:00-2:15 NFT Design and Characterization
Jim Bain
2:15-2:30 Role of Adhesion Layers in Interface Thermal Transport
Minyoung Jeong
2:30-2:45 Integrated Lasers for HAMR NFT Excitation
Hongliang (Joe) Liang
2:45-3:00 Impact of Grain Anisotropy Temperature Dependence for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
Hai Li
Afternoon Break
3:00-3:30 Break and Poster Session
Session II: Memory and Logic (cont'd)
3:30-3:45 Tc Measurements  
Zhengkun Dai
3:45-4:00 Templated growth for Bit Patterned Media
Vignesh Sundar
4:00-4:15 Mechanism of coercivity enhancement by Ag Addition in FePt-C granular media for HAMR
Varaprasad Bollapragada
4:15-4:30 FeCoB Crystallization Kinetics in MgO-Based Tunnel Junctions for MRAM
Vincent Sokalski
4:30-4:45 Recent Progress in RRAM
Jim Bain
4:45-5:00 Equalization and Detection for 3-Reader 2-Track Shingled Magnetic Recording
Vijayakumar Bhagavatula