Recording head field for SPT head combined with hard/soft magnetic composite pillar array media

Terumitsu Tanaka, J. Matsuzaki, H. Kurisu, S. Yamamoto

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The head field distribution for hard/soft magnetic composite pillar array media (CPA media) is significantly different from that of the conventional patterned media. The head field distribution for a CPA media-single-pole-type (SPT) head system which assumes 1 Tbits/in2 recording is calculated by the three dimensional finite elements method. One of the features of the system is that a magnetic flux concentrates in a hard magnetic unit. The system is found to yield 80% of the field strength of SPT head and continuous SUL media system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2931-2934
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number22
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2008
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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