Heusler Alloys for Spintronic Devices

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We are excited to announce the upcoming workshop, “Heusler Alloys for Spintronic Devices” to be held at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 30 – 31, 2015. The workshop will be organized by The Center for Spintronic Materials, Interfaces, and Novel Architectures (C-SPIN).

Materials with 100% spin polarization and high perpendicular magneto crystalline anisotropy have been the ideal for next generation spintronic memory and logic devices. Heusler alloys are a candidate for such materials and have been extensively studied over the past decade. There have been some promising results, but many roadblocks remain. This workshop will candidly discuss these promises and challenges by bringing together leading experts working in this field.

Invited Speakers

  • William Butler, University of Alabama
  • Matthew Carey, Spin Transfer Technologies
  • Paul Crowell, University of Minnesota
  • Claudia Felser, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids, Germany
  • Atsufumi Hirohata, University of York, UK
  • Kazuhiro Hono, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Richard James, University of Minnesota
  • Martin Jourdan, University of Mainz, Germany
  • Chris Leighton, University of Minnesota
  • Oleg Mryasov, Western Digital
  • Kanta Ono, High Energy Accelerator Research Organization, Japan
  • Chris Palmstrøm, UC Santa Barbara
  • Günter Reiss, Bielefeld University, Germany
  • Gautam Shine, Stanford University
  • Hiroaki Sukegawa, National Institute for Materials Science, Japan
  • Koki Takanashi, Tohoku University, Japan
  • Ian Young, Intel - Plenary Speaker

Scientific Organizers

Jian-Ping Wang, University of Minnesota
Paul Crowell, University of Minnesota
William Butler, University of Alabama

Workshop Coordinators

Marie L. Rahne and Sylvia Hill

Questions regarding the workshop can be directed to the workshop coordinators at heusler (AT) umn.edu.