ARC Nanotechnology Network

6th International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers

University of Western Australia 15/10/2007 - 19/10/2007

Invitation to attend:

MML 2007 Symposium
15-19 October, University of Western Australia, Perth

For the past fifteen years, the MML Symposium has provided a forum for the presentation and discussion of results from the cutting edge of magneto- and spin electronics. The symposium was created by the founders of these fields, and continues as one of the most important meetings for scientists pursuing research in films and nanostructures involving magnetic materials.

We are pleased to invite you to attend this symposium. This year, for the first time, there will be a series of six Topical Overviews reviewing some of the most significant advances and discoveries from the past five years. A series of eight Plenary Lecturers will provide summary overviews of the most important topics which have shaped magneto- and spin-electronics as an emergent field. These fourteen lectures, together with an additional 180 invited and contributed presentations, will provide a snapshot of research currently at the forefront of magnetic materials physics, and will be of particular interest to those interested in gaining an overview and introduction to an exciting and rapidly moving field.

Australian students and early career researchers can receive assistance for attendance from generous support provided by the ARC ARNAM and NN networks. If you would like to apply for support, please contact Elena Semidelova by email.

A copy of the symposium announcement is attached below. Please visit for more information.

Second Announcement:

It is our pleasure to announce the 6th IEEE International Symposium on Metallic Multilayers (IEEE MML 07) to be held 15-19 October 2007 at the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia.

The Symposium continues a series of single session meetings previously held in Kyoto (1993), Cambridge (1995), Vancouver (1998), Aachen (2001), and Boulder (2004). Topics for the conference are traditionally concentrated on important developments current to the field and range from device applications to fundamental properties.

Areas of emphasis for 2007:

  • spin injection and spin-dependent tunneling;
  • magnetization dynamics and exchange bias;
  • magnetic recording media and patterned elements;
  • nanostructures and multiferroic materials;
  • biomedical applications.

The Symposium will consist of invited and contributed talks and poster presentations. Two highlights of the conference will be Topical Overviews of exciting recent developments presented by outstanding speakers, and Plenary Lectures presented by those who have, through years of work, significantly shaped and directed an area.

Topical Overview and Plenary presentations:

"Multiferroics" , Mark Blamire, University of Cambridge, UK

"Magnetic tunnel junctions", William Butler, University of Alabama, USA

"Nanoscale magnetic imaging with soft X-ray microscopy", Peter Fischer, LBNL/CXRO, Berkeley, USA

"Linear and nonlinear optics with new light:optics with spin waves", Burkard Hillebrands, Technische Universitaet Kaiserslautern, Germany

"Ultrafast opto-magnetism: challenges and achievements", Andrei Kirilyuk, Radboud University, Netherlands

"Probing elementary magnetic excitations by electron exchange scattering", Juergen Kirschner, Max-Plank-Institut fuer Microstrukturphysik, Germany

"Microscopic theory for ultrathin ferromagnets", Roberto Muniz, Universidade Federal Fluminense, Brazil

"Spin currents, spin dynamics and the spin hall effect in metallic nanostructures", Yoshichika Otani, University of Tokyo, Japan

"Domain wall physics in metallic multilayers", Stuart Parkin, IBM Almaden, USA

"Voltage, temperature and structural dependences of magnetic tunneling", Ivan Schuller, University of California, USA

"Analytic theory of spin-torque-induced magnetisation dynamics in magnetic nanostructures", Tom Silva, NIST, Boulder, USA

"Theory of current-driven magnetization oscillations in magnetic nano-Structures", Andrei Slavin, Oakland University, USA

"High frequency properties of MgO based tunnel junctions -Interplay between a giant TMR effect and spin torque", Yoshishige Suzuki, Osaka University, Japan

"Neutron scattering and its use on spintronic materials", Hartmut Zabel, Ruhr-Universitaet, Germany

Topical reviews and invited papers will be published in a special issue of IEEE Transactions on Magnetics early in 2008.

As a single session, there will be many opportunities during the symposium for discussion between and with presenters. Generous support for students and early career researchers is available. Send email to for information.

Web site. Announcements in pdf format and up to date information about the Symposium can be found at

Email. Queries can be made by e-mail to

We look forward to seeing you in Perth!

Contact: A/Prof Robert Stamps
Email: link
Phone: +61 08 6488 3794