Artifact Details

Title

Slonczewski, John oral history

Catalog Number

102738242

Type

Moving image

Date

2017-04-12

Participants

Bajorek, Chris, Interviewer
Slonczewski, John, Interviewee

Publisher

Computer History Museum

Place of Publication

New York City, NY

Format

MOV

Description

This oral history records Dr. Slonczewski’s contributions that resulted in his invention of the magnetic tunnel junction as well as understanding of spin torque transfer phenomena. The invention of the magnetic tunnel junction is especially noteworthy because it enabled the commercialization of the third generation of magnetoresistive heads used to read data in all modern hard disk drives. His work pertaining to of spin torque transfer phenomena is of great interest to current developers of emerging memory technologies, especially MRAM, in which magnetic tunnel junctions are used to write data via spin torque transfer and read data via the junctions’ magnetoresistance.

Category

Oral history

Subject

Tunnelign Magnetoresistive Heads; Magnetic field detector; spin torque transfer; MRAM; magnetic bubble memory; bubble lattice memory; magnetic film memory; DRAM (dynamic random-access memory); IBM

Credit

Computer History Museum

Lot Number

X8163.2017
 

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102738241 Slonczewski, John oral history