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Basic Researches on Magnetic and Spintronic Materials.

The center carries out basic researches on magnetic and spintronic materials. Magnetic recording media and read sensors for ultrahigh density hard disk drives (HDD), tunneling magneto resistive devices for future magnetic random memory (MRAM) and new type of nonvolatile memory applications are expected to make substantial contribution to saving energy in the IT sector. In addition, we carry out basic researches for the development of high performance permanent magnets and soft magnetic materials for the hybrid and electric vehicles. To achieve high performance in the magnetic materials and their devices, controlling the nanostructures of materials and devices is essential. For this purpose, nanostructures of current and experimental devices are thoroughly investigated using advanced analytical techniques such as electron microscopy and atom probe tomography.

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Research Groups

Magnetic Materials Group

Magnetic Materials Group

Researches on all types of magnetic materials for data storage, spintronics and energy saving.


Magnetic Recording Materials Group

Magnetic Recording Materials Group

Fundamental researches on magnetic recording with high areal density beyond 4 Tbit/in2.


Spintronics Group

Spintronics Group

Studying and developing new magnetic materials and spin-based functionalities.


Spin Physics Group

Spin Physics Group

To develop novel Spintronic devices.


Spin Caloritronics Group

Spin Caloritronics Group

A new research field called "spin caloritronics".


Magnetic Materials Analysis Group

Magnetic Materials Analysis Group

Multiscale characterization of functional materials.


Elements Strategy Initiative Center for Magnetic Materials(ESICMM)

Elements Strategy Initiative Center for Magnetic Materials(ESICMM)

A world center dedicated for research and development of novel high-performance permanent magnets free of critical scarce elements.


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