Friction control by micro-vibration of a magnetic recording head under micro-load

Lizhi Su, Junguo Xu, Masayuki Kurita, Koji Kato, Koshi Adachi

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To reduce the risk of a head crash in a hard disk drive by reducing stiction/friction at the head-disk interface, micro-vibration was applied to reduce such friction. This friction control between a head and a disk was investigated by means of a model head. The present study investigated the effect of micro-vibration on friction under micro-load conditions and the influence of surface roughness on friction reduction by micro-vibration. These investigations show that micro-vibration of the model head is effective to reduce friction when a slider contacts a smooth disk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)830-835
Number of pages6
JournalMicrosystem Technologies
Issue number8-10
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Aug 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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