• 1st EU-Japan Joint Workshop on “Heusler Alloy Replacement for Iridium (HARFIR)”

    1st EU-Japan Joint Workshop on “Heusler Alloy Replacement for Iridium (HARFIR)” Sunday, 4th May 2014 International Congress Center Dresden Ostra-Ufer 2, 01067 Dresden, Germany +49 (0)351 2160 Magnetic recording has been the most successful data storage technology over the last several decades. A magnetic recording head utilises magnetoresistive tunnelling, where one ferromagnetic layer is pinned […]

  • Magnetism Workshop 2013 – brief report by Oliver Whear

    In December 2013, PhD students from York and Bielefeld Universities attended the “Postgraduate Magnetism Techniques Workshop 2013” in York. The event was a fantastic success for the students involved, bringing the latest generation of experimental magnetism students together to demonstrate the experiments available between regional collaborators. A great deal of magnetic thin film application was […]

  • Postgraduate Magnetism Techniques Workshop 2013

    Of interest to all HARFIR participants, as well as others involved in similar research, the Institute of Physics Magnetism Group is organising a workshop to provide introductory training in key experimental and theoretical techniques used in magnetic research. The workshop is aimed at new postgraduate students and research fellows new to magnetic research, and will […]

  • INTERMAG 2014 to be held in Dresden

    The IEEE International Magnetics Conference returns to Europe in 2014. INTERMAG Europe 2014 will be held in Dresden (Germany) from May 4-8, 2014. As the premier conference on all aspects of applied magnetism, INTERMAG provides a range of oral and poster presentations, invited talks and symposia, a tutorial session, and exhibits reviewing the latest developments […]

  • Bielefeld hosts HARFIR Kick-Off Meeting

    On October 23rd 2013, HARFIR participants gathered at the University of Bielefeld for the project’s Kick-Off Meeting. The meeting was hosted by Professor Günter Reiss, who holds a chair for Thin Films and Nanostructures in the University’s Fakultät für Physik. The day’s activities included formal meetings of the project’s General Assembly and its Project Steering […]

  • 2013 JSPS York-Tohoku Research Symposium on “Magnetic Materials and Spintronics”

    The JSPS York-Tohoku Research Symposium on “Magnetic Materials and Spintronics” – including the IEEE Magnetics Society Distinguished Lecture given by Prof Koki Takanashi of Tohoku University – was hosted by the Departments of Physics and Electronics at the University of York from 10-12 June 2013. Spintronics is one of the emerging fields in condensed matter […]

  • JST-EC DG RTD Coordinated Research Projects announced

    The Japan Science and Technology Agency (JST) and the European Commission Directorate-General for Research and Innovation (EC DG RTD) have announced on 30th August 2013 that they would commence support for 3 coordinated projects tackling the “Development of New Materials for the Substitution of Critical Metals”. This support, within the framework of JST-EC DG RTD […]