Spin tilting phenomenon in strongly coupled AFC media

Y. W. Tahk, Kyoung Jin Lee, T. D. Lee

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It has been reported that a new layered structure of antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) media with high antiferromagnetic exchange constant J of 0.9 erg/cm2 can be achieved by insertion of Co layers. In such AFC media with the high J value, spin-tilting (or spin-roping) phenomenon similar to that of synthetic antiferromagnetic structure (SyAF) of MR sensor can occur. The purpose of this work is to find relationships between the degree of spin-tilting and the recording characteristics such as SNR and thermal decay. Micromagnetic simulations have been performed for various thickness (t2) and magnetic properties of the bottom layer, since the spin-tilting can be directly related to them.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2087-2089
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 I
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Sep 1
Externally publishedYes



  • Antiferromagnetically coupled (AFC) media
  • Micromagnetics
  • Read/write modeling
  • SNR
  • Spin tilting

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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