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Characterization Techniques for Magnetic Materials Workshop
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TitleCharacterization Techniques for Magnetic Materials Workshop
WhenSunday, March 15, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
WhereParrot 2, Swan Hotel
SponsorshipFunctional Materials Division (Formerly EMPMD)
PresentersJuan Rodríguez-Carvajal, Institut Laue-Langevin; Charles F. Majkrzak, National Institute of Standards and Technology; David N. Seidman, Northwestern University; Brad Dodrill, Lake Shore Cryotronics; Shi Li , Quantum Design; Gisela Schütz, Max Planck Institute for Metals Research; Dan Dahlberg, University of Minnesota; Rudolf Schaefer, Technical University Dresden; Amanda Petford-Long, Argonne National Laboratory; Michael Donahue, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Course LengthFull day; continental breakfast and lunch will be provided.
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Renowned experts in the field will present the fundamentals of structural, compositional and functional characterization techniques applied to magnetic materials. Computational methods will also be covered in this course, which is aimed toward undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs in topics related to magnetic materials, as well as to industrial researchers who are involved in the production or application of magnetic materials. Researchers more involved in theory and simulation will also benefit from this course, as they will gain a better understanding of experimental data to which they can compare their results. The course will include the following topics:
  • X-ray, neutron and electron diffraction (Juan Rodríguez-Carvajal)
  • Neutron reflectometry (Charles F. Majkrzak)
  • Compositional determination at the nanoscale
    • Atom probe tomography (David N. Seidman)
  • Magnetic moment characterization
    • Vibrating sample magnetometry (Brad Dodrill)
    • SQUID magnetometry (Shi Li )
    • X ray magnetic circular dichroism (Gisela Schütz)
  • Imaging techniques
    • Magnetic force microscopy (Dan Dahlberg)
    • Magneto-optics (Rudolf Schaefer)
    • Lorentz Microscopy (Amanda Petford-Long)
  • Modeling of magnetic materials
    • Micromagnetic simulations (Michael Donahue)
Juan Rodriguez-Carvajal was head of the diffraction group at the Institut Laue-Langevin (ILL) from March 2006 to October 2013. He earned his Ph.D. in solid state physics at the University of Barcelona and has held numerous positions at the university and at ILL. Rodriguez-Carvajal has been involved in large-scale projects for developing new neutron sources, in particular the European Spallation Source (ESS). He is author/co-author of 242 regular papers in journals, 107 papers in journals resulting from proceedings, 60 reports/book/proceedings contributions, and about 280 communications in meetings. He was given the Award for Distinguished Powder Diffractionist from the International Committee of EPDIC (Warsaw, 2008), and Barrett Award 2011 of the Denver X-ray Conference for "exceptional contributions to powder diffraction."
Charles F. Majkrzak is currently the leader of the Surface and Interfacial Science Team at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Center for Neutron Research. He has performed neutron scattering studies of hard and soft condensed matter for more than 35 years, first at Brookhaven National Laboratory and later at NIST. Majkrzak is an author or co-author of nearly 300 peer-reviewed scientific articles in this field. He has received the Warren Diffraction Award of the American Crystallographic Association, is a NIST Fellow, and is also a Fellow of the American Physical Society and the Neutron Scattering Society of America.
David N. Seidman is Walter P. Murphy Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at Northwestern University. He is founding director of the Northwestern University Center for Atom-Probe Tomography (NUCAPT) and member of the National Science Foundation Funded Materials Research Center. Seidman is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences; American Physical Society, Division of Condensed Matter Physics; ASM International; Materials Research Society; Microscopy Society of America; and TMS. Since 2013, he has been a member of the Editorial Board of Review of Scientific Instruments (American Institute of Physics), and has authored more than 400 publications in international refereed journals.
Brad C. Dodrill is vice president of sales and a senior scientist at Lake Shore Cryotronics. He graduated from The Ohio State University with a B.S. in physics and a minor in mathematics. After completing two years of graduate studies in physics and electrical engineering, Dodrill took a position with Lake Shore as a research scientist. In his current technical capacity, he is active in applications and product development initiatives in the areas of magnetic and electronic measurements and materials. Dodrill has 30 paper publications to his credit, holds three U.S. patents, and has lectured at numerous universities in the United States, Europe, and Asia on vibrating sample magnetometry, AC susceptometry, and other magnetic measurement techniques.
Shi Li is an applications physicist at Quantum Design Inc. He received his B.S. in applied physics from Sichuan University in China, and Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University, followed by a three-year research postdoc position at University of California-San Diego. He has been working extensively on sample magnetometry and other types of SQUID applications for over 20 years. Li's primary roles at QD are user training and support, applications development and system validation, and acting as an effective interface between system engineers and users. His expertise on the MPMS SQUID platform, especially the latest generation MPMS-3 system, covers a wide range of SQUID measurement capabilities, including DC and AC susceptibility, high temperature measurements, ultra low fields, hydrostatic pressure cells, and magneto-optical effects.
Gisela Schütz is scientific member and director at Max Planck Institute for Metals Research. She earned her Ph.D. and habilitation from Technical University of Munich. Since 2003, she also has been honorary professor at the University of Stuttgart. Schütz has received the Otto Klung Price and the Agilent Technologies Award. Her department focuses on the investigation of nanomagnetic structures in the nanometer and picosecond time scale. They develop and apply advanced characterization and preparation techniques to get novel in¬sight into the microstructure property relation of nanoscale magnetic systems.
E. Dan Dahlberg is a College of Science and Engineering Distinguished Professor and professor of physics at the University of Minnesota. He is the director and PI of the Magnetic Microscopy Center (MMC) at the University. His honors include an Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Research Fellowship; Outstanding Instructor Award, University of Minnesota; and George Taylor/IT Alumni Society Award for Teaching. Dahlberg has been elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, Fellow of the American Physical Society, and Distinguished Alumnus for the College of Science at UTA, among many other awards. He was general chairman of the Ninth Joint Intermag and Magnetism and Magnetic Materials Conference in 2001; divisional councillor to the Division of Condensed Matter Physics of the American Physical Society, 1999-2002; member of the executive board of the American Physical Society, 2001-2002; and vice president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP), 2006-2009.
Rudolf Schäfer received a materials science degree and Ph.D. in engineering from the University of Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany). He joined the IBM Research Center in Yorktown Heights (USA) and the Forschungszentrum Jülich (Germany) as a postdoctorate in 1991 and 1992, respectively. In 1993, Schäfer moved to the IFW Dresden (now Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden, Germany) where he became head of the Magnetic Microstructures Department in 2002. In 2011, Schäfer was appointed adjunct professor for magnetic materials at the Institute for Materials Science at Technical University Dresden. He has published more than 140 technical articles in peer-reviewed journals, and has coauthored the textbook Magnetic Domains. Schäfer currently chairs the technical committee for magnetic imaging of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Society.
Amanda K. Petford-Long is an Argonne Distinguished Fellow in the Materials Science Division at Argonne National Laboratory. In addition to her own research program, she heads the strategic initiative on integrated imaging at Argonne. Petford-Long holds a doctorate in materials science from the University of Oxford and a B.S. in physics from University College, London. She moved to Argonne in 2005 from the University of Oxford, where she was a full professor in the Materials Department and a tutorial fellow at Corpus Christi College. From January 2010 to February 2014, Petford-Long was director of the Center for Nanoscale Materials, a Department of Energy national user facility at Argonne National Laboratory focused on capabilities tailored to the creation and characterization of new functional materials on the nanoscale. She is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering and of the American Physical Society, and a full professor in the Materials Science and Engineering Department at Northwestern University, where she is active in graduate teaching.
Michael Donahue is a mathematician and leader of the Mathematical Software Group at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, where he does research on micromagnetics and heads development of the OOMMF public domain micromagnetics package. Prior to joining NIST, he was an industrial postdoctoral research associate at the University of Minnesota, working in conjunction with Siemens Corporate Research on artificial neural networks and computer vision. Donahue holds Ph.D.s in mathematics and engineering from The Ohio State University, and has authored more than 50 journal publications.

Register for the Characterization Techniques for Magnetic Materials Workshop through the TMS 2015 Annual Meeting & Exhibition registration form.
Before February 9, 2015
  • Member $125
  • Nonmember $175
  • Student $75
After February 9, 2015
  • Member $175
  • Nonmember $225
  • Student $125
* Registration fees include a beverage break.

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