Symposia & Program

A-4 Magnetic oxide thin films and hetero-structures (3rd Bilateral MRS-J / E-MRS symposium)



Prof. Katsuhisa Tanaka Kyoto University
Prof. Hiroaki Nishikawa Kinki University


Prof. Nobuyuki Iwata Nihon University
Dr. Tomohiko Nakajima National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology


Dr. Kohei Fujiwara Tohoku University
Prof. Kanji Yasui Nagaoka University of Technology
Prof. Paolo Mele Muroran Institute of Technology
Dr. Axel Hoffmann Argonne Nat. Lab.
Prof. Guus Rijnders University of Twente
Prof. Jacobo Santamaria Complutense Univ. Madrid
Prof. Yayoi Takamura University of California, Davis
Prof. Tamio Endo Mie University
Prof. Dr. Peter Wellmann University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany
Prof. Yoshinobu Nakamura The University of Tokyo


Recently, curious and inherent properties closely related to the correlation between charge, spin, and orbital often observed in magnetic oxides have attracted considerable attention from a point of view of condensed matter physics, solid-state chemistry, electronics, and many materials-oriented sciences and technologies. The magnetic oxides have exploited emerging fields of magnetics including spintronics, multiferroics-related technologies, magnetophotonics, biomagnetics, and so forth. In particular, thin films and heterostructures of magnetic oxides can provide us with intriguing and important magnetic properties and functionalities peculiar to the structures and morphologies such as giant magnetoresistance, exchange bias, strain-induced ferromagnetism, and so forth. The present symposium focuses on fundamental aspects including preparation, structural analysis, clarification of mechanism of magnetic ordering for thin films and heterostructurers based on magnetic oxides as well as their practical applications in the cutting-edge area of magnetics.


1. Preparation of magnetic oxide thin films and heterostructures
2. Structural analysis of magnetic oxide thin films and heterostructures
3. Magnetic properties of new compounds and composites
4. Clarification of mechanism behind the magnetic functionalities
5. Applications to spintronics, multiferroics, magnetophotonics, and biomagnetics

Keynote Speakers & Invited Speakers (tentative)

Prof. Nobuyuki Iwata Nihon University, Japan
Dr. Jobu Matsuno RIKEN, Japan
Prof. Hiroaki Nishikawa Kindai University, Japan
Dr. Alejandro Schulman AIST, Japan (Argentina)
Dr. Miho Kitamura KEK, Japan
Dr. Hiroyuki Nakamura MPI, Stuttgart, Germany (Japan)