York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern Research Symposium on “New-Concept Spintronics Devices”


including: Core-to-Core Kick-Off Meeting, Sir Martin Wood Prize Lecture and 3rd HARFIR Open Workshop


11-13 June 2015


Departments of Physics and Electronics, University of York, UK


Spintronics is one of the emerging fields in condensed matter physics and has been utilised intensively in magnetic recording, i.e., hard disk drives. In spintronics, Japan has a leading position in high-quality film growth and device fabrication. The U.K. leads in characterisation and modelling.

We have been organising the York-Tohoku Research Symposium over the last 10 years partially funded by the Symposium Scheme for Japanese researchers based in the U.K. by the JSPS London. We now successfully expand our symposium series to establish tri-national collaborations between York-Tohoku-Kaiserslautern on “New-Concept Spintronics Devices”. This is funded by EPSRC-JSPS Core-to-Core program, which funds “best with best” principle. The first two days of this symposium is dedicated as the kick-off meeting of our Core-to-Core project.

We also continue our existing collaborations through our E.U.-Japan Coordinated Research Project of “HARFIR (Heusler Alloy Replacement for Iridium)” with Tohoku University, KEK, Universities of Bielefeld, Konstanz and Budapest. The third day is our 3rdOpen Workshop.

This symposium is open for everyone with free registration. We offer attendees opportunities to present their works as posters over lunch and breaks. We wish to have fruitful discussion on spintronics devices as well as future collaborations between the U.K./E.U. and Japan.

This symposium is funded through the EPSRC research grant on “Spintronic Devices for Integrated Logic Circuits” (EP/M02458X/1) jointly with JSPS Core-to-Core Program on “International Research Center for New-Concept Spintronics Devices” and OPTIMAS.

Further Information








Prof. Atsufumi Hirohata (U.K. Organiser & HARFIR E.U. Coordinator)
Department of Electronics, University of York
Phone: +44 (0)1904 32 3245 | Fax: +44 (0)1904 32 2335 | E-mail: atsufumi.hirohata@nullyork.ac.uk

Prof. Kevin O’Grady (Core-to-Core U.K. Coordinator)
Department of Physics, University of York

Prof. Hideo Ohno (Core-to-Core Japan Coordinator)
Research Institute of Electrical Communications, Tohoku University

Prof. Burkard Hillebrands (Core-to-Core Germany Coordinator)
Department of Physics, Technical University of Kaiserslautern

Prof. Koki Takanashi (HARFIR Japan Organiser)
Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University

Mrs. Susan Remmer (Secretary)
Department of Physics, University of York
Phone: +44 (0)1904 32 2289 | Fax: +44 (0)1904 32 2214 | E-mail: misc57@nullyork.ac.uk