Resolution enhancement of shielded MR heads for perpendicular magnetic recording

Hiroaki Muraoka, Hiroshi Yamada, Yoshihisa Nakamura, Iwao Abe, Kenji Yazawa

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Improvement of high linear density response of shielded MR heads by introducing perpendicular magnetic recording is discussed. A theoretical estimation shows that narrower pulse width can be obtained with the same MR head than in longitudinal recording. A 200 nm shield gap MR head and a differentiator demonstrate D50 of 270 kFRPI and PW50 of 140 nm. SN ratio at high densities is also improved with the differentiation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2929-2931
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 PART 1
Publication statusPublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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