Fabrication of patterned magnetic nanomaterials for data storage media

Chulmin Choi, Kunbae Noh, Cihan Kuru, Li Han Chen, Tae Yeon Seong, Sungho Jin

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Abstract

Patterned media (PM) for magnetic information storage have received increased attention in recent years as the primary candidate for 1 Terabit/in 2 or higher recording density for computer hard disk drives. A PM consists of a periodic array of well-defined magnetic islands, each of which can store one bit of data. In the simplest scheme, the structures could be magnetic pillars and dots with a single easy axis of magnetization. The direction of detected magnetization by the read/write head is interpreted as a binary signal 1 or 0. Some of the main technical issues in the PM include the difficulty in fabricating small nanoisland arrays in a periodic fashion over large areas, reliability/ reproducibility of magnetic bit characteristics, as well as wear and head flyability issues associated with the media surface roughness, and processing cost. This article deals with a recent investigation of various fabrication approaches, nanostructural features, and magnetic properties for the bit PM.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1173
Number of pages9
JournalJOM
Volume64
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Oct 1

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Nanostructured materials
Data storage equipment
Fabrication
Magnetization
Hard disk storage
Magnetic properties
Surface roughness
Wear of materials
Processing
Costs

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Fabrication of patterned magnetic nanomaterials for data storage media. / Choi, Chulmin; Noh, Kunbae; Kuru, Cihan; Chen, Li Han; Seong, Tae Yeon; Jin, Sungho.

In: JOM, Vol. 64, No. 10, 01.10.2012, p. 1165-1173.

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Choi, C, Noh, K, Kuru, C, Chen, LH, Seong, TY & Jin, S 2012, 'Fabrication of patterned magnetic nanomaterials for data storage media', JOM, vol. 64, no. 10, pp. 1165-1173. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11837-012-0440-z
Choi, Chulmin ; Noh, Kunbae ; Kuru, Cihan ; Chen, Li Han ; Seong, Tae Yeon ; Jin, Sungho. / Fabrication of patterned magnetic nanomaterials for data storage media. In: JOM. 2012 ; Vol. 64, No. 10. pp. 1165-1173.
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