Microwave-assisted magnetic recording was investigated using a planar write head and exchange-coupled composite (ECC) media. When recording on ECC media using a planar head field distribution and the high frequency field generated by a spin torque oscillator it was possible to switch the media magnetisation into the opposite direction to the head field, i.e. the media effectively had a negative coercive field. The conditions for this effect to occur are discussed.
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- Physics and Astronomy(all)