Effect of slider surface energy on head disk interface performance

J. Xu, Y. Shimizu, H. Matsumoto, K. Matsuda, Y. Ooeda

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Study of lubricant-coated sliders showed that low slider surface energy increases in stable slider flying and reduces lubricant droplet formation on the disk surface at ultra-narrow clearance. Both component- and drive-level evaluation showed the lubricant pick-up and the flying height it causes were reduced significantly. Furthermore, there was no magnetic spacing increase at the drive-level for the lubricant-coated slider when using contact detection to set the clearance methods.

Original languageEnglish
Article number5929018
Pages (from-to)1817-1822
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Jul
Externally publishedYes


  • Head-disk interface
  • magnetic spacing
  • slider
  • surface energy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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