Carnegie Mellon University

Data Storage Systems Center

College of Engineering

2016 DSSC West Coast Review

March 10, 2016
Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley
NASA Ames Research Park Bldg. 23, Moffet Field, CA 94035

DSSC Review Structure

The DSSC West Coast Technical Review at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley, 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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Thursday, March 10
All sessions will be held at Carnegie Mellon University, Silicon Valley Campus
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
Opening Remarks
9:00-9:20 Welcome & State of the DSSC
Jimmy Zhu
Session I: HAMR I
9:30-9:50 New HAMR Project Concepts: NFT Backheating Measurements and NFT Optical Temperature Assessment
James Bain
9:50-10:10 Chemical Stability of NFT/Dielectric Interfaces
Jon Malen
10:10-10:30 Measuring Effect of Heating on Ti InterfaceLayer using Surface Plasmon Resonance
Cheng-Ming Chow
Morning Break
10:30-11:00 Break
Session II: HAMR II
11:00-11:10 MgO grain refinement for one-to-one FePt templating
Varaprasad Bollapragada
11:10-11:20 Pump-probe Method for HAMR Media Characterization
Zhengkun Dai
11:20-11:40 Impact of Curvature in Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
Hai Li
11:40-12:00 Laser Diode Stability Study for HAMR
Zhengkun Dai
Lunch and Poster Session
12:00-1:30 Lunch and Poster Session
Session III: PMR, MAMR, TDMR and BPM
1:30-1:50 Bit Patterned Media using Templated Growth above 1Tbit/in2
Jimmy Zhu
1:50-2:10 Segmented Media for Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording
Jimmy Zhu
2:10-2:30 Novel Reader Designs Using Spin Hall Effect
Jimmy Zhu
Afternoon Break
2:30-3:00 Break
Session IV: Solid State Memory
3:00-3:20 STT-MRAM: Industry Prospects and Research at DSSC
Jimmy Zhu
3:20-3:40 Threshold Switch Selectors for Crosspoint Memories: Industry Prospects and Research at DSSC
James Bain
3:40-4:00 RRAM: Industry Prospects and Research at DSSC
James Bain
4:00-4:30 Discusion and Wrap Up