Magnetic nanostructures are of considerable interest both from the point of view of fundamental science as well as industrial applications. This is because of the novel magnetic and magneto-transport properties that such nanostructures can exhibit and the possibility to engineer structures with specific properties. As a consequence, current and potential uses have arisen in a range of technological applications such as information storage, sensors, bio-medical applications including drug delivery, and spintronic devices. Novel properties in magnetic nanostructures can arise for a number of reasons, such as confinement of the magnetic material into two- or one-dimensional structures and close proximity with other materials in layered or nanocomposite structures. New physical phenomena such as giant and tunnel magnetoresistance, exchange bias, and spin-torque induced dynamics or reversal can then result and there are worldwide major research efforts in the field of magnetic nanostructures. These novel phenomena are also leading to new device concepts such as magnetic tunnel junctions and spin transistors, and to the use of magnetic nanostructures for biomedical applications, including the potential use of magnetic nanoparticles for hypothermia cancer therapy and through guided drug delivery.
This conference aims to provide a forum for researchers from academic institutions, government research laboratories and industry across the world who are actively involved in both fundamental and applications-oriented research on magnetic nanostructures, to disseminate their latest research results and technological achievements. In addition to exposing the participants to the latest research results in this exciting field, the conference offers a platform for promoting interactions between researchers for networking, collaboration and sharing ideas.