Exchange-coupled composite (ECC) media present a possible layered structure for microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) systems. In this paper, MAMR writability and read/write characteristics were computed using a micromagnetic simulation, which assumed ECC media with graded and notched anisotropy structures. Writability was estimated from the switchable maximum averaged anisotropy field for footprint images. The calculation indicated 40–50% enhanced writability by microwave assistance for both graded and notched anisotropy structure media with suitable magnetic parameters. A read/write simulation indicated that notched-structure media with strongly coupled magnetic layers tended to be advantageous for signal-to-noise ratio and indicated well-confined recorded bits with a narrow magnetic write width.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics