Effects of very thin carbon layer on formation of hcp phase for CoCrPtB perpendicular media with Co60Cr40 intermediate layer

Shin Saito, Fumikazu Hoshi, Migaku Takahashi

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Abstract

For CoCr based perpendicular media, many trials have been reported to reduce the initial growth region in magnetic layer by using epitaxial growth technique with a Cr-rich CoCr intermediate layer. Recently it has been reported that CoCr intermediate layer with very thin carbon layer with a thickness less than 1 nm is significantly effective to improve perpendicular magnetic properties for CoCr-based perpendicular recording media. However, the role of very thin carbon layer for the microstructure of the film has not been clarified yet. In this paper, we present the mechanism of film growth of CoCr intermediate layer and CoCrPtB magnetic layer by analyzing the thickness dependence of in-plane XRD profiles and the perpendicular magnetic anisotropy. The media used in the analysis was Co69Cr19Pt8B4/Co60Cr40/C(1nm)/Ti(25nm) media (dmag=30nm, Hc=3.5kOe, and S=0.89), compared with the media without C layer.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationINTERMAG Europe 2002 - IEEE International Magnetics Conference
EditorsJ. Fidler, B. Hillebrands, C. Ross, D. Weller, L. Folks, E. Hill, M. Vazquez Villalabeitia, J. A. Bain, Jo De Boeck, R. Wood
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
ISBN (Electronic)0780373650, 9780780373655
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Event2002 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG Europe 2002 - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: 2002 Apr 282002 May 2

Publication series

NameINTERMAG Europe 2002 - IEEE International Magnetics Conference

Other

Other2002 IEEE International Magnetics Conference, INTERMAG Europe 2002
CountryNetherlands
CityAmsterdam
Period02/4/2802/5/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films

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