A Landau-Lifshitz-Gilbert (LLG) micromagnetic analysis of the recording field of single-pole-type (SPT) heads was carried out. The whole volume comprising the SPT head and the double-layered medium was treated micromagnetically using the finite-difference method with cubic cells as small as 5 nm, giving a total number of cells of more than 10.8 million. A parallelized fast Fourier transform (FFT) method was used to solve this large-scale problem. Dynamic recording fields were calculated for various head structures and head materials. The timing (synchronization) between the dynamic head field and land location in bit-patterned media (BPM) is discussed and the design methodology is discussed for a fast-switching SPT head.
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