Symposium NM07—Nanoscale Magnetic Structures and Materials
Nanoscale magnetic structures and materials have demonstrated novel magnetic properties and enhanced performance for applications which have been instrumental to modern technology. As a subfield of nanotechnology in materials science, nanoscale magnetic structures and materials share many of the same basic organizing principles such as geometric confinement, physical proximity, and chemical self-organization. These principles are illustrated by means of several examples drawn from the quests for ultra-strong permanent magnets for energy harvesting and conversion, ultra-high-density magnetic information storage, and bio-medical applications. This symposium will highlight some of the most recent advances in this field, from the synthesis and fabrication of novel nanomagnetic structures and development of novel characterization techniques to novel magnetic effects at heterostructure interfaces. This symposium also aims to address critical issues and challenges going forward, such as fundamental limits to energy product of permanent magnets, areal density of magnetic data storage and speed of magnetic switching.
This symposium is also organized to celebrate Prof. David Sellmyer’s contributions and achievements in magnetism and magnetic materials research, during his forty-year plus career at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. David Sellmyer is George Holmes University Distinguished Professor at UNL and director of Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience. As a veteran in magnetics research, he has made outstanding contributions to the fields of new magnetic materials, nanocomposite permanent magnets and novel high-anisotropy materials for data storage. He has been recognized by numerous awards and honors, among them a Distinguished Achievement Award from the Iketani Science and Technology Foundation of Japan, and the Louise Pound-George Howard Distinguished Career Award.