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OnDemand Webinar Series

Materials for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR)

Feb 21, 2018 12:00pm ‐ Feb 21, 2018 1:30pm


The state of the art for current data storage is perpendicular magnetic recording technology. For continued increases in storage capacities, the next technology is heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).

HAMR uses heat from a laser beam confined well below the diffraction limit to write media with such high magnetic anisotropy that they would normally be unwritable under available magnetic fields. The February, 2018  issue of MRS Bulletin introduced HAMR requirements and discusses its numerous interdisciplinary materials challenges.  The talks in this webinar will expand upon the articles in the MRS Bulletin issue, and attendees will be able to interact—in real time—with the webinar presenters.

The following talks were presented in this webinar:

  • Heat-assisted magnetic recording media materials
    Yukiko K. Takahashi, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan
  • Materials for heat-assisted magnetic recording heads
    Michael Kautzky, Seagate Technology
  • Heat Transfer Materials and Interfaces
    James Bain, Carnegie Mellon University
We invite you to view the complete February, 2018 issue of MRS Bulletin: Materials for Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR)

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  • Yukiko K. Takahashi, Group Leader, Magnetic Recording Materials Group, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan
  • Michael Kautzky, Managing Technologist of the Heat-Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) Writer Process Development group, Seagate Technology
  • James A. Bain, Professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

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