Flexible Magnetics: Magnetic Nanostructures, Magnetic Lithography, and Novel Hybrid Systems on ...



August 26 Dinner Lecture
Michael's at Shoreline, Mountain View

"Flexible Magnetics: Magnetic Nanostructures,
Magnetic Lithography, and Novel Hybrid Systems
on Thin Plastic Substrates"

Zvonimir Bandic
Hitachi Global Storage Technologies
San Jose Research Center


Flexible Magnetics stands for the design, fabrication and characterization
of magnetic devices and systems built on thin flexible substrates.
One application of flexible magnetics relevant to magnetic recording
and information storage industry is magnetic lithography. Magnetic
lithography is a process qualitatively analogous to contact optical
lithography in which information from a nanopatterned magnetic mask
(analog of optical photomask) instantaneously transfers to magnetic
media (analog of photoresist). We discuss nanofabrication challenges
of magnetic masks on plastic substrates and present results on fabricated
magnetic masks as well as magnetic force microscopy images of the
magnetic transition patterns. Besides fabrication of magnetic
nanostructures and devices on plastic substrates, we also present our
results on fabrication of nanochannels and self-assembled ordered arrays
of nanodots in polyimide films. Nanoscale patterned plastic films are
interesting for potential application in patterned magnetic media, as
well as for application in micro- and nano-fluidics, due to the mechanical
flexibility and biological inertness of plastic materials. We discuss
interesting biosensing systems that may result from synergy of magnetic
nanostructure functionality, electronic control, and patterned nanofluidic
channels on plastic substrates.

Speaker Background:

Zvonimir Z. Bandic obtained his BS in Electrical Engineering
from the University of Belgrade, Yugoslavia and his MS and PhD in
Applied Physics from Caltech for his work on design, characterization
and fabrication of electronic and optical devices based on wide bandgap
semiconductors GaN and ZnS. After working as a Research Staff Member
at IBM Almaden Research Center in San Jose, he became a Research Staff
Member at the Hitachi San Jose Research Center. His current areas of
research include design, nanofabrication and characterization of electronic
and magnetic devices and systems.



DATE: Thursday, Aug. 26

Location: Michael's at Shoreline
(see directions below)

Timing: 6 PM social hour
7 PM dinner
8 PM lecture

Cost: $30 with advance registration
half price students, retired, unemployed
free for just the lecture at 8PM
(but please let us know for headcount)
$35 after registration deadline

PLEASE NOTE: we accept cash or checks, but are unable to
accept payment by credit card at this time.

Deadline for registration:
5 PM Monday Aug. 23

Please register on the web site

Or, contact:

Bruce Prime

You should receive confirmation of your registration; if not,
please contact us again.


Dinner choices (pick one when registering):
Chicken Picatta
Vegetarian Lasagna

Note that we must request that you be liable for your
registration fee if you register and do not attend;
cancellation is allowed up to the registration deadline.


Restaurant's web page directions

From 101 in Mountain View, take the Shoreline Boulevard
Exit, turning toward the bay. Drive past the Shoreline
Amphitheater and go straight ahead, entering into
Shoreline Park. After a mile or so inside the park,
a sign for Michael's will direct you to turn left into
the parking lot for Michael's.
Address: 2960 N Shoreline Blvd.
Restaurant phone: 650-962-1014
(do not call restaurant for reservations)


OTHER EVENTS of possible interest to the
GGPF audience:

A number of Fall classes at SJSU in CME (Chemical & Materials Engineering)
are taught beginning in the late afternoon or evening, and may be of interest.
For a schedule, see
For class descriptions, see


Aug. 2-6, Stanford
short course: Semiconductor Devices & Manufacturing

Aug. 12, Palo Alto
monthly meeting of the Bay Area MEMS Journal Club

Aug. 17, Foster City
Bay Area Analytical Chemists Network workshop
"Structure Elucidation of Organic Compounds"

Aug. 23-27, Stanford
short course: New Electronic Materials for Extending Moore's Law


Sept. 1-5, San Francisco
IEEE and Engineering in Medicine & Biology Society
26th annual meeting

Sept. 13-17, Monterey
SPIE International Symposium - Photomask Technology 2004

Sept. 15, Foster City
Bay Area Analytical Chemists Network workshop
" Non-conventional separation techniques: Chiral analysis, CE, SFC, etc."

Sept. 23, Stanford
Northern California AVS meeting
Nanoscience and Bionanoscience Research Meeting


Oct. 13-15, San Jose
AVS Northern California User Groups Annual Symposium
Chemical Mechanical Polishing / Thin Films / Plasma Etch

Oct. 15, Foster City
Bay Area Analytical Chemists Network workshop
"Pharmaceutical Analysis"

Oct. 15-19, Pacific Grove (Asilomar)
"Asilomar Conference on Mass Spectrometry Metabolite Profiling:
Biomaker Discovery, Drug Efficacy and Fundamental Biochemistry"

Oct. 17, Foster City
Bay Area Analytical Chemists Network workshop
"Sample preparation & automatic techniques for bioanalysis"

Oct.18-22, San Jose
local Instron training sessions
(Ed. Note: rare for these to be offered locally -- without travel expenditures)
Oct. 18 - Intro to Materials Testing
Oct. 20/21 - software ("Merlin") operators course
Oct. 22/23 - software ("series IX") course
Discount for registration before Oct. 1.

Oct. 27-30, Sacramento
39th Western Regional ACS meeting


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