Address

Information System Laboratory (shortly, KIKI ken)
Department of Information Engineering,
Faculty of Engineering, Shinshu University
4-17-1 Wakasato, Nagano 380-8553, Japan

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Phone

Prof. Morisako : +81-26-269-5481
Associate Prof. Liu : +81-26-269-5480

Mr. Takei : +81-26-269-5482
The others : +81-26-269-5483
Fax : +81 (26) 269-5495



A Brief History

Since 1968, our laboratory has been actively carrying out research on magnetic recording process and magnetic materials for recording applications. Pioneering researches at the infancy era of our laboratory were on the following;
  • Thermal magnetic recording (thermal magnetic duplication (1969) and thermal bias recording (1969))
  • The application of magnetoresistance effect to the read out process (1969). This was the first proposal of the application of MR effect to the readout
  • Transverse recording (magnetized to the track-width direction, 1970), which became the trigger of research works on perpendicular recording.
Since 1980s, double layered recording films composed with both perpendicular and longitudinal orientations, MnAl alloy films, Fe/(Al, Ta,Ti, Ag, Cu) composition modulated films, nitridized iron films have been studied. Internationally recognized, and contemporarily most advanced research works have been made.



Experimental Facilities

  • A class 10000 clean room equipped with many facing target sputtering systems, rf sputtering systems and dc magnetron sputtering systems.
  • Electron beam gun evaporation and resistive evaporation system.
  • Vibrating sample magnetometers (VSM), metal microscope, ballmill, labomixer, setups for resistivity and thickness measurements, high temperature furnaces, PCs are a few of the other equipments.



Research group of Magneto-Electronics

When the television network system was constructed in 1988 to connect the campuses of Shinshu university, widely distributed in five places, "Shinshu University Magneto-Electronics research group" was established. Since then, various teleconferences/discussions on the field of magnetism and magnetics were conducted. The student, staff and faculty members from the Faculties of Engineering, Science, Textile Science and Technology, and Education actively participated and discussed with each other. Invited lectures by the distinguished domestic researchers and foreign visitors and those by the extramural engineers of Japan were also a part of the activities of the Magneto-Electronics research group. This group was partly supported by the Institute of Electrical Engineers of Japan, Tokai branch. In November 1994 and October 1999, this group led to organize 1st and 2nd " International Symposium on Magneto- Electronics" at Nagano city with the support from Shinshu University.

Our laboratory had managed the organization of this group. All members of our laboratory attended the monthly seminars actively and contribute to the presentations.



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