We carry out fundamental researches on magnetic recording with high areal density beyond 4 Tbit/in2. For this areal density, new magnetic recording method with an assistance by the external energy such as heat, microwave magnetic field and light is required. To realize an effective magnetization switching, we are developing a new magnetic recording medium suitable for the energy assisted magnetic recording by the control of the microstructure and magnetization dynamics.
  • What's New
  • Research Field
  • Group members
  • Graduate Program (Waseda University - NIMS Joint Graduate School)
  • What's New:

    Anna Makurenkova, Ph.D. student of Lomonosov Moscos Satate University, has joined the group as a internship student for 6 months.
    Dr. Yukiko Takahashi, Group Leader of Magnetic Recording Materials Group, won the 51st Ichimura Prize in Science for Distinguished Achievement.
    Dr. Ruma Mandal won the IEEJ(Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan) Excellent Presentation Award. The award ceremony will be held in September, 2019.
    A paper by Dr. Ruma Mandal et al. published Appl. Phys. Lett. has been selected as "Editor's Pick". https://aip.scitation.org/doi/10.1063/1.5052721
    Dr. Yukiko Takahashi wond the JIM(Japan Institute of Metals and Materials) Meritorious Award.

    Research Field:

      The magnetic recording area has a deep relationship with material science, magnetism and spintronics. Using these knowledge, we understand the underlying mechanism of the phenomena. Based on these, we carry out the fundamental research of the development of new materials, microstructures and devices for high density magnetic recording beyond 4 Tbit/in2.

    Group members:

    NIMS Staff ICYS
    Y.K. Takahashi
    S. Isogami J. Wang
    Post-Doc Internship
    R. Mandal D. Ogawa I. Suzuki S. Sugimoto A. Makurenkova

    Graduate Program (Waseda University - NIMS Joint Graduate School):

     Students who are expecting a MS (or its equivalent) degree in Materials Science/Engineering, Applied Physcs, Physics or Solid State Chemistry by the end of March or September are eligible to apply, the starting dates of which are April or October.
     No Japanese speaking ability is required, but candidates must have a good command of English. All applicants must submit either official TOEFL or TOEIC or IELTS score to the admission office to prove their English ability (note that Institutional TOEFL or TOEIC score reports are not acceptable). Accepted students will be awarded the NIMS Junior Research Assistantship which will cover the tuition and stipend for their two year master course and three year Ph.D. course in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Tsukuba. The students who are interested in the following three areas are welcome to apply.

     For application, apply to the NIMS Junior Research Assistantship first following the instruction in the program home page.