Finite-Element Model Analysis of Single-Pole-Type Head for 1 Tbit/in 2

Yasushi Kanai, Ryo Matsubara, Hideaki Watanabe, Hiroaki Muraoka, Yoshihisa Nakamura

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A three-dimensional (3-D) FEM simulation of a 1 Tbit/in2 head/medium model has been carried out. Three new structures, side shields, a tapered main pole, and a tapered return path for the head have been introduced in order to produce a large recording field, a small stray field to the adjacent tracks, and a skew-effect-free field distribution, that are all indispensable for higher linear and higher track density recording. The proposed head structure gives sufficient head field strength and gradient for 1 Tbit/in2 recording as described in previous literature, as well as a narrow pulse width.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2405-2407
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 II
Publication statusPublished - 2003 Sep
Externally publishedYes


  • Finite-element methods
  • Perpendicular magnetic recording
  • Side shields
  • Single-pole-type head
  • Tapered main pole
  • Tapered return path

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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