The 24th Magnetic Recording Conference

August 20-22, 2013


Tokyo Institute of Technology

Tokyo, Japan





Conference Program


The program book (with digests) is available as a pdf file here.


Time table


Invited talks are 25 minutes long, with an additional 5 minutes for Q&A / discussion.
Poster sessions will follow sessions B and D on Tuesday and Wednesday afternoon.
The keynote speech and banquet will be held on the Wednesday evening, after the poster session.
The keynote speech will be given by Dr. Mitsuo Yokokawa of Kobe University and RIKEN. The talk will discuss the development of supercomputers from 1997 to the present day; the abstract of the talk is available here.



Tuesday, 20th August, 9:00 - 12:00

Session A: Bit Patterned Recording

  1. Bit Patterned Media: A Promising Technology For The Big Data Era
    David Kuo, Seagate Technology, USA.
  2. BPM Recording At 1 Tb/in2 And Above
    Michael Grobis, HGST, USA.
  3. Ion-Implantation Challenges For Patterned Media At Areal Densities Over 5 Tbpsi
    Singh Bhatia, National University of Singapore, Singapore.
  4. Orientation And Position Control Of Self Assembled Polymer Pattern For Bit-Patterned Media
    R. Yamamoto, Toshiba Corporation, Japan.
  5. Directed Self-Assembly Of Gold Nanoparticles For High Density Bit Patterned Media
    Mohamed Asbahi, IMRE, Singapore.
  6. POSS-Containing Block Copolymers For Ultra High Density Patterns
    T. Hayakawa, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.


Tuesday, 20th August, 13:15 - 16:30

Session B: Extending Perpendicular Recording

  1. A General Energy Barrier Model Of Switching In An External Field And Decay Of Exchange Spring Media
    Byron Lengsfield, Jihoon Park, Terry Olson and Adam Torabi, HGST, USA.
  2. Study Of Side Shielded Reader For Ultra-High TPI Magnetic Recording
    Takumi Uesugi, Takeo Kagami and Taro Oike, TDK, Japan.
  3. Challenges And Possible Extensibility Of Perpendicular Writer Design
    Huaqing Yin, Seagate Technology, USA.
  4. Contact Clearance Sensor For HDI Sub-Nanometre Regime
    Junguo Xu, HGST, Japan.
  5. Thermomechanical Contact Between Magnetic Recording Head And Disk Defect Including Heat Partition Factor
    Changdong Yeo, Sungae Lee, Dipesh Purani and Allison Y. S. Kim, Texas Tech University, USA.
  6. Alternation Of Flex Cable Vibration Modes In High Precision Hard Disk Drives
    Jen-Yuan Chang and Ching-Chen Chen, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan.


Wednesday, 21st August, 9:00 - 12:00

Session C: HAMR I and Head Disk Interface

  1. HAMR Performance And Integration Challenges
    Kaizhong Gao and Ed Gage, Seagate Technology, USA.
  2. Thermal Aspects And Static/Dynamic Protrusion Behavior In Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
    Erhard Schreck, HGST, USA.
  3. Impact Of Media Roughness And NFT Coupling Efficiency On The Head-Disk Interface In Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording
    James Kiely, Seagate Technology, USA.
  4. Thermal Behavior Of Head-Disk Interface Materials In Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording
    Bruno Marchon, HGST, USA.
  5. The Understanding Of Disk Carbon Loss Kinetics For Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
    Paul Jones and Huan H. Tang, Seagate Technology, USA.
  6. Experimental Study Of Lubricant And Overcoat Degradation In Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording
    Shaomin Xiong and David Bogy, University of California, Berkeley, USA.


Wednesday, 21st August, 13:15 - 16:30

Session D: SMR and TDMR

  1. The Structure Of Shingled Magnetic Recording Tracks
    Michael Salo, Richard Brockie, Rick Galbraith and Terry Olson, HGST, USA.
  2. A Communication-Theoretic Framework For TDMR Channel Modeling: Performance Evaluation Of Coding And Signal Detection Methods
    Shayan Garani Srinivas, Yiming Chenb and Shafa Dahandehb, IIS, India.
  3. Noise Characterization In High Areal Density PMR And SMR Recording
    Richard Galbraith, Weldon Hanson, Byron Lengsfield, Travis Oenning, Jihoon Park and Michael Salo, HGST, USA.
  4. Capacity Advantage Of Array-Reader Based Magnetic Recording For Next Generation Hard Disk Drives
    George Mathew, Eui Seok Hwang, Jongseung Park, Glen Garfunkel and David Hu, LSI, USA.
  5. Study On 2/3 Reader Head Geometry In A TDMR System
    Chan Kheong Sann, Elidrissi Moulay Rachid and Yuan Zhimin, DSI, Singapore.
  6. Reader Design For Magnetic Recording At 10 Tbits/inch2 User Areal Density
    R. H. Victora, Y. Wang and M. F. Erden, MINT, University of Minnesota, USA.


Thursday, 22nd August, 9:00 - 11:30

Session E: Advanced Reader and Recording Concepts

  1. STO Oscillation And Its AC Field In MAMR Heads
    Ken-ichiro Yamada, Toshiba Corporation, Japan.
  2. SNR Gain And Area Density Capability Of Microwave Assisted Magnetic Recording
    Jimmy Zhu, Carnegie Mellon University, USA.
  3. Frequency And Size Dependent Microwave Assisted Magnetization Switching In Co/Pt Nanodots
    Satoshi Okamoto and Osamu Kitakami, Tohoku University, Japan.
  4. Acoustic Assisted Magnetic Recording
    Pallavi Dhagat, Oregon State University, USA.
  5. Prospect Of MR Sensors Using FM Heusler Alloys
    Kazuhiro Hono, NIMS, Japan.


Thursday, 22nd August, 12:45 - 16:30

Session F: HAMR II - Media

  1. Characterization Of Recording Performance In HAMR
    Matt Gibbons, Western Digital, USA.
  2. L10 Ordered FeNi With Large Magnetic Anisotropy For Magnetic Recording
    Masaki Mizuguchi, Takayuki Kojima, Takayuki Tashiro and Koki Takanashi, Tohoku University, Japan.
  3. Highly (001) Textured L10 FePt-SiO2-C Films With Well-Isolated Small Grains By Using TiON Intermediate Layer
    Jing-Sheng Chen, Huihui Li, Kaifeng Dong, Gan Moog Chow, Yingguo Peng and Ganping JuNational University of Singapore, Singapore.
  4. Optimizing Thermally-Assisted Recording And FePt-Based Recording Media
    B. C. Stipe, HGST, USA.
  5. HAMR Media Structure Design And Its Process For Excellent Thermal Performance
    J. F. Hu, J. Z. Shi, T. J. Zhou, Kelvin Cher, B. X. Xu, R. Ji and B. Liu, DSI / NUS, Singapore.
  6. Stacking Sequence Coherency And Chemical Ordering In hcp/fcc Transition Metal Alloys - Magnetocrystalline Anisotropy For hcp Co Based Alloys And fcc Non-Ferromagnetic Materials For Designed Pseudo-hcp Structure
    Shin Saito and Migaku Takahashi, Tohoku University, Japan.
  7. SNR And BER Comparison Between Graded-Ku And Graded-Tc HAMR Recording
    Wang Hong Tao, Eason Kwaku, Yuan Zhimin, Xu Baoxi, Elidrissi Moulay Rachid and Chan Kheong Sann, DSI, Singapore.





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