Letter from the General Chairman
Call for Papers
Instructions for Preparation of Digests




The 8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials (MMM)-Intermag Conference will be held at the Marriott Rivercenter in San Antonio, Texas, from Monday, January 8, through Thursday, January 11, 2001. Members of the international scientific and engineering communities interested in recent developments in magnetism and associated technologies are invited to attend the Conference and contribute to its technical sessions.


This Conference will include all basic and applied science and technology related to the field of magnetism. The technical subject categories for the Conference are located below.


Because of the need to convey information effectively with colleagues as well as a continued increase in the number of submitted abstracts in recent years, authors should make an effort to present their work in the best possible light. Please keep in mind the following abstract acceptance criteria used by the Program Committee:

  • The research must be about magnetism, magnetic materials, or magnetism-related technology.
  • The work must be original and significant. Abstracts that describe incremental advances over previously presented work will be rejected.
  • The work must be substantially complete. Abstracts that do not specifically refer to new results or are largely conceptual will be rejected.
  • In the interest of allowing as many groups as possible to present their work, groups or individuals considering the submission of many similar abstracts should, whenever possible, combine related work.
  • The abstract must be in understandable English. If necessary, have a native English speaker edit your abstract before submission.

The abstracts must be submitted prior to the July 19, 2000 deadline. This deadline will be strictly observed. Please submit an abstract Ovide support NLY if you expect to register at the Conference WITHOUT financial support from the Conference. The Conference does NOT profor any contributed papers. In addition, the presenting author MUST be a registrant


The program will consist of invited and contributed papers falling broadly within the scope of the categories listed on the back page. Some of the invited papers will be tutorial in nature, while others will review recent work in specialized fields. The Program Committee is chaired by R. Victora and D. Weller. The Program Committee consists of the following members: D. Awschalom, W. Butler, J. Borchers, Z. Celinski, W-Y. Ching, J. Daughton, S. Dey, W. Doyle, W. Egelhoff, Jr., L. Folks, D. Fowler, R. Gomez, B. Gurney, G. Hadjipanayis, V. Harris, F. Hellman, G. Hughes, J. Katine, C. Krafft, D. Lavers, M. Lederman, L. H. Lewis, J. MacLaren, M. Mallary, M. McHenry, M. Mirzamaani, K. OıGrady, R. Osborn, M. OıShea, T. Pokhil, H. Richter, M. Schabes, P. Schiffer, P. Schlottman, R. Shull, R. Skomski, B. Stadler, T. Suzuki, J. Tang, and S. von Molnar.


Submit all abstracts for the 8th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference electronically using the MMM web submission
system. Abstracts MUST be submitted on or before July 19, 2000. Authors may access the Web Abstract Submission
system through a link on the Conference web site (http://www.magnetism.org), or directly through the AIP web site:


Please read and/or print the abstract submission procedures for reference while you are submitting your abstract. The password enabling you to begin the submission process is: magnet00. If you have questions about this procedure, please contact the AIP Coordinator at the e-mail address: magnet@aip.org

  • Please send abstracts to AIP via the MMM web submission system ONLY. DO NOT send abstracts via e-mail, fax, or regular mail, since they will not be processed or acknowledged.
  • Abstracts should be 300 words or less. The system will not permit overly long abstracts to be submitted. Two figures in addition to the 300 words are allowed.
  • ONLY use ASCII or TeX formats as described in the instructions. The abstract submission system cannot process any other formats.
  • Submit your abstract only once. However, please feel free to recall and edit it. The ability to edit is available only until the deadline date. You cannot add or delete a figure in the editing process, you must resubmit. If you wish to delete the abstract, send an e-mail to: magnet@aip.org
  • One or two figures ONLY may be submitted with the abstract. Unfortunately, figures are NOT viewable from the website and you will not be able to see the figures that you submit. Information about the format and procedure is available at the website. DO NOT mail figures to AIP.
  • DO provide a complete mailing address for each author as requested on the electronic form. Use upper and lower case characters. (DO NOT simply use all upper case). The information you submit will be used for mailing acceptance letters and other material. Acronyms of institution names are acceptable.
  • DO cut and paste your abstract (without formatting) into the space provided at the website. The web submission system will automatically produce your abstract in the proper format for publication. The version you view and edit on the screen is a facsimile and does not show the final format.


The Proceedings of the Conference will be published in June 2001, as special issues of Journal of Applied Physics and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics. Entire sessions will be assigned to one or the other of these publications by the Program Committee. Detailed instructions on the preparation of manuscripts for submission will be sent to authors whose papers are accepted for presentation at the Conference. The maximum paper length is six journal pages for invited papers and three journal pages for contributed papers. All manuscripts must be received by October 13, 2000. This deadline will be strictly observed. Post-deadline manuscripts will be returned to the authors and not forwarded for review. Authors are reminded that review standards will mirror those used for regular articles submitted to Journal of Applied Physics and IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, and that, because of time constraints, a second review may not be possible for resubmitted papers that were originally rejected. Papers must be presented at the Conference by an author registered at the Conference in order to be published in the Proceedings.


The Marriott Rivercenter is located in the cultural and historical center of downtown San Antonio, Texas. The Marriott Rivercenter is in close proximity to the sightseeing attractions such as the Tower of the Americas, Institutes of Texan Culture, Southwest Craft Center, The Texas Adventure and the Mexican Cultural Institute. You wonıt want to miss out on visiting the famous San Antonio River Walk where you can enjoy great entertainment and excellent restaurants.

Hotel rates:

  • Single: US$140.00
  • Double: US$164.00


Complete details regarding hotel reservations and conference registration fees, along with the necessary forms, will be available both in the Advance Program and on the Conference web site www.magnetism.org. For additional information, please contact:

Courtesy Associates, Inc.
E-mail: magnetism@courtesyassoc.com
Tel: 202-973-8668
Fax: 202-973-8722


Foreign citizens must carry a valid passport and/or visa to enter the United States. Foreign participants should contact the United States Embassy, Consulate, or Office of Tourism in their home country AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to determine their particular visa requirements. Participants requiring visas must initiate the application process well in advance of their departure date. If you need a personal letter of invitation to attend the conference, please contact Courtesy Associates. Be sure to provide your complete mailing address so that a signed letter of invitation can be mailed to you via standard mail service.

Note: The 8 th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference CANNOT contact or intervene with any U.S. Embassy or Consulate office abroad on your behalf.


Pre-paid advance registration by mail or fax will be offered at a reduced rate prior to December 1, 2000. The Conference registration fees and form will be available both in the Advance Program and on the Conference web site.


A technical exhibition of materials, services, instruments and literature will take place during the Joint Conference. The 1998 Exhibition had 50 exhibiting companies including the IEEE and the Combined Book Display. If you or your company are interested in exhibiting or would like to receive additional information about the 8th Joint MMM-Intermag Exhibition, please contact Joe Teter, Exhibits Chairman, at teterjp@nswccd.navy.mil; or Rebecca Dopkin, Exhibits Manager, Courtesy Associates, Tel: 202-973-8668, Fax: 202-973-8722, E-mail: magnetism@courtesyassoc.com.


The winner of the Best Student Presentation Award for MMM=99 is:

William H Rippard

for the presentation ³Ballistic electron magnetic microscopy: Imaging magnetic structure with nanometer resolution.² Congratulations!


The Conference intends to award grants of approximately $500 each to a limited number of students working in magnetism and magnetic materials. These awards are intended to partially offset travel costs to attend the 8th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference, January 2001. Preference will be given to students who are nearing completion of their graduate studies and presenting Conference papers. No support will be granted to postdoctoral fellows or non-students. To apply for a travel grant, a student should submit, preferably by e-mail, a brief letter of endorsement from his or her faculty advisor and an application containing the following information: (1) name, address, phone, FAX and e-mail address of the student and his/her advisor, (2) title and 1-2 sentence description of the thesis work, (3) thesis start date, expected graduation date and name of degree (e.g., Ph.D. or M.S.), (4) whether or not the student will present a paper that has been accepted by the conference and, if so, the title, paper number and authors of that paper, (5) itemized budget for attending the Conference (airline travel, boarding and lodging should use the most economical fares possible), (6) expected dollar amount that the studentıs current financial support will provide for travel to the Conference, and (7) whether or not the student has received a travel award for a previous MMM or Intermag Conference and, if yes, then the year and name of the Conference. The application should be sent to:sheryl_a_foss-schroeder@notes.seagate.com. Applications received after the deadline date of October 13, 2000 will NOT be considered. Decisions will be mailed by November 30, 2000.


46th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials November 12 ­ 16, 2001, Seattle, Washington; Intermag Conference April 29 ­ May 3, 2002 Amsterdam, The Netherlands; 47th Conference on Magnetism and Magnetic Materials November 11 ­ 15, 2002, Tampa, Florida; Intermag Conference March 30 ­ April 3, 2003, Boston, Massachusetts; 9th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference January 5 ­ 9, 2004, Anaheim, California.

Planned MMM-Intermag Symposia

Beyond Longitudinal Magnetic Recording

Charge Correlations in Ferromagnetic CMR Manganites

Spin Transport in Novel Devices

High Frequency Probes in Magnetic Nanostructures

Evening tutorial: Magnetic Nanotechnology in the Next Decade

Submit abstract at www.aip.org/cgi-bin/mmm/startmmm. Use password: magnet00


This year, there will be a competition for the best student presentation at the 8th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference to recognize and to encourage excellence in graduate studies in the field of magnetism.

Eligibility: The nominee must be a full time graduate student expecting to graduate within one year of the 8th Joint Meeting. The student's area of research may either be theoretical or experimental in any of the general technical and scientific areas normally presented as part of the 8th Joint Meeting. The student's regularly submitted abstract must have been accepted for presentation through the normal abstract review process by the 8th Joint Program Committee as either an oral or poster presentation.

Nature of Award: This award consists of a one-year fellowship of $1000 for the winner and a one-year fellowship of $250 to each of the remaining finalists. The names of all finalists competing for the award will be announced in the 8 th Joint Meeting Abstract and Program Booklets. The name of the winner will be published in the Program Booklet of the following MMM (46 th ) Meeting.

Selection Process: Up to 8 finalists will be selected by a Student Award sub-committee of the 8th Joint Program Committee. Selections will be made from extended-abstract applications, as described below, based on an overall assessment of the quality of each applicantıs extended and regularly submitted abstracts. Notification to the finalists will be made with the 8th Joint abstract acceptance notifications. The presentations, which must be made by the finalist, will be evaluated at the conference by the Student Award sub-committee and the winner will be announced shortly after the conclusion of the 8th Joint Meeting. The decision of the Student Award sub-committee is final.


  1. Students must submit an abstract to the 8th Joint MMM-Intermag Conference according to the standard submission guidelines and deadlines as outlined in the Call for Papers. Please DO NOT identify the abstract as part of the student award competition. The 8th Joint abstract deadline is July 19, 2000; and the extended abstract submission deadline is July 27, 2000.
  2. Students must also submit an extended abstract of a maximum of two pages of text, equations, and figures. The extended abstract will be used to select the finalists; and should expand upon the research, describe the applicant's contribution to the work, and show the significance of the work to the field. In addition, the extended abstract should include the abstract number of the regular abstract; the title; the authors, their affiliations, and addresses; any equations; and pertinent bibliography. The following guidelines should be followed:
    1. Minimum 1 inch margins on all sides of all pages.
    2. Font size of at least 12 points for text; line spacing at least 1.17 times the font size.
    3. Font size of at least 9 points (after reduction) on figures.

Extended abstracts are due by FRIDAY, JULY 27, 2000. Extended abstracts may be submitted either by mail, overnight courier, or fax. Please DO NOT send extended abstracts by e-mail.

Submit extended abstracts to:

Randall Victora
University of Minnesota
4-174 EE/CSci
200 Union St. SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455-0154
Ph/fax (612)625-1825/4583


  1. Fundamental Properties and Cooperative Phenomena
    A. Electronic Structure
    B. Itinerant Magnetism
    C. Critical Phenomena
    D. Spin Glasses and Frustration
    E. Spin Dynamics and Relaxation
    F. Kondo, Mixed Valence, and Heavy Fermions
    G. Superconductivity
  2. Transport Properties
    A. Giant Magnetoresistance in Metals
    B. Colossal Magnetoresistance in Oxides
    C. Anisotropic Magnetoresistance, Magnetoimpedance, and Hall Effect
    D. Magnetic Tunnel Junctions
  3. Computational Magnetics and Imaging
    A. Numerical Methods
    B. Micromagnetics and Hysteresis
    C. Magnetic Microscopic and Imaging
    D. Design Techniques
    E. Eddy Currents
  4. Soft Magnetic Materials and Applications
    A. Ferrites
    B. Crystalline Alloys
    C. Amorphous/Nanocrystalline Materials
    D. Domains
    E. Transformers and Inductors
  5. Hard Magnetic Materials and Applications
    A. 2:17 and Related Compounds
    B. Nanostructured Hard Magnets
    C. Hard Magnets, Particles and Films
    D. Hard Magnet Processing and Applications
  6. Artificially Structured Materials
    A. Ultra-Thin Films
    B. Surface Effects
    C. Multilayer Films
    D. Small Particles and Patterned Films
    E. Exchange Biasing
  7. Other Magnetic Materials
    A. New Magnetic Materials
    B. Magnetic Semiconductors
    C. Microwave Materials
    D. Magneto-optic Materials
    E. Magneto-elastic Materials
  8. Magnetic Recording
    A. Particulate Media and ME Tape
    B. Longitudinal Thin Film Media
    C. Other Thin Film and Patterned Media
    D. Magneto Resistive Heads
    E. Inductive Recording Heads
    F. Recording Head Materials
    G. Head-Media Interface and Tribology
    H. Magneto-Optic Recording
    I. Recording Systems and Theory
    J. Recording Modeling and Phenomena
    K. Alternative Magnetic Storage
  9. Applications and Interdisciplinary Topics
    A. Microwave and Millimeter Wave Devices
    B. Magnetic Memory and Elements
    C. Magnetic sensors
    D. Magnetic Fluids
    E. Shielding, Levitation and Propulsion
    F. Bio/Chemical Magnetism
    G. Instrumentation and Measurement Techniques
    H. Magnetic Separation
    I. Power and Control Magnetics



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