The Physics of Ultra-High-Density Magnetic Recording

  • Martin L. Plumer
  • Johannes van Ek
  • Dieter Weller

Part of the Springer Series in Surface Sciences book series (SSSUR, volume 41)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Jan van Ek, Martin Plumer
    Pages 1-32
  3. Bin Lu, David E. Laughlin
    Pages 33-80
  4. Vladimir L. Safonov, H. Neal Bertram
    Pages 81-109
  5. Thomas J. Silva
    Pages 110-143
  6. Andreas Moser, Dieter Weller
    Pages 144-173
  7. Hans Jürgen Richter
    Pages 174-204
  8. Gordon F. Hughes
    Pages 205-229
  9. Randall Victora
    Pages 230-248
  10. Shouheng Sun, Dieter Weller, Christopher B. Murray
    Pages 249-276
  11. William H. Butler, Olle Heinonen, Xiaoguang Zhang
    Pages 277-313
  12. Michael Mallary
    Pages 314-348
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 349-353

About this book


In this book, 17 experts in magnetic recording focus on the underlying physical mechanisms that play crucial roles in medium and transducer development for high areal density disk drives. In 11 chapters, an examination is made of the fundamental physical concepts and their impact on recording mechanisms, with special emphasis on thin-film longitudinal, perpendicular, patterned and nanoparticle media. Theoretical and experimental investigations are presented which serve to enhance our basic understanding of thin-film dynamics, medium dynamics and thermal effects. Fundamental aspects of magnetotransport are discussed and an overview is given of recording head designs.


Dynamic effects in thin magnetic films Helium-Atom-Streuung High-Density Magnetic Recording Magnetoresistive devices Recording medium Thermal effects in thin magnetic films design development dynamics nanoparticle physics thin films

Editors and affiliations

  • Martin L. Plumer
    • 1
  • Johannes van Ek
    • 1
  • Dieter Weller
    • 2
  1. 1.Seagate TechnologyBloomingtonUSA
  2. 2.Seagate TechnologyRiver Park CommonsPittsburghUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-62686-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56657-8
  • Series Print ISSN 0931-5195
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