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September 20, 2014

Mtg: Understanding the Behavior of Nanoscale Magnetic Heterostructures

by @ 9:43 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

WEDNESDAY October 29, 2014
OEB Magnetics Chapter
– energy landscape, spin control, visualization, electron microscopy …
Speaker: Amanda K. Petford-Long, Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory
Time: 3:00 PM
Cost: none
Place: Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley
RSVP: contact at least 2 days prior to process access to the meeting site.

As the dimensions of magnetic materials decrease to the nanoscale, novel distributions of spin can be created.  We are exploring the formation of these novel distributions and ways to control them through gaining an understanding of the local (more…)


Mtg: OSHPD and the Hospital Emergency Power System

by @ 9:27 am. Filed under ALL, Electrical/Power

TUESDAY October 28, 2014
Sf Industry Applications Chapter
– design, integration, paralleling, seismic, air quality …
Speakers: Minto Halimuddin and Armen Kludjian, Caterpillar Electric Power America
Time: Social and no-host bar at 5:30 PM; Presentation at 6:00 PM; dinner at 7:00 PM
Cost: $25 ($10 for students)
Place: Sinbad�s Restaurant, Pier 2 The Embarcadero, San Francisco
RSVP: from website

This topic will take a deep dive into Hospital System Design in California, Highlighting the common pitfalls and major considerations including Seismic Certification and emissions permitting with the BAAQMD. Some of the other (more…)


Mtg: Signal Processing Applications: Expanding our World, Bringing Us Closer – A Historical Perspective

by @ 8:48 am. Filed under ALL, Communications, Electronics Design, Engineering Mgmt

WEDNESDAY October 8, 2014
SCV Signal Processing Chapter
– reasonable solution, barely-working, ever-improving, to commercial product …
Speaker: Dr. John Treichler, IEEE Fellow, Raytheon
Time: Networking and light dinner at 6:30 PM; Presentation at 7:00 PM
Cost: donation accepted for food
Place: AMD Commons Building, 1 AMD Place, Sunnyvale
RSVP: from website, for visitor badge

Many amazing pieces of technology have come out of Silicon Valley over the past 60 years.  To some it may appear that they arrived into the marketplace full-blown and complete, but in fact almost all of them had their roots in (more…)


Mtg: Topological Effects in Nanomagnetism: From Perpendicular Recording to Monopoles

by @ 8:31 am. Filed under ALL, NanoEngineering, Optics/Displays

TUESDAY October 14, 2014
SCV Magnetics Chapter
– stablility, defects, quantum effects, nanoislands, future data storage …
Speaker: Hans-Benjamin Braun, School of Physics, University College Dublin
Time: Networking and pizza at 6:45 PM; Presentation at 7:30 PM
Cost: none
Place: Western Digital, 1710 Automation Parkway, San Jose
RSVP: not required

Similar to knots in a rope, the magnetization in a material can form particularly robust configurations.  Such topologically stable structures include domain walls, vortices and skyrmions which are not just attractive (more…)


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