Reduction of track width in perpendicular magnetic recording

W. Xia, T. Yamada, H. Aoi, H. Muraoka, Y. Nakamura

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In order to three dimensionally analyze perpendicular magnetic recording mechanisms, we have developed a program in which the magnetization of magnetic particles is introduced into calculations of magnetization distributions in a recording layer, based on the commercial software JMAG-Studio. Because this program was based on a FEM calculation, the head and media interactions and demagnetization during the recording process can be accurately modeled. Using this program, methods to reduce the recorded track width in perpendicular magnetic recording were investigated. Decreasing the magnetic spacing, the use of a side-shielded head structure and using media with weak exchange coupling are effective ways to reduce the track width in a single pole head and double-layer perpendicular media recording system.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)77-82
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue numberSPEC. ISS.
Publication statusPublished - 2005 Feb


  • FEM calculation
  • Perpendicular magnetic recording
  • Single-pole head
  • Track width

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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