Micromagnetics of a soft underlayer

Dmitri Litvinov, Roman M. Chomko, Leon Abelmann, Klaus Ramstöck, Ga Lane Chen, Sakhrat Khizroev

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The micromagnetic properties of a soft underlayer in perpendicular media are studied. It is shown that stray fields from a recording layer can substantially modify magnetic properties of soft underlayer material. The degree of modification is determined by the characteristic bit size in the recording layer and by the soft underlayer material magnetic characteristics. It is found that there exists a thin layer within a soft underlayer with reduced permeability. The effects of the presence of such a reduced permeability region within a soft underlayer on both reading and writing processes are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2483-2485
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Sep 2000
Externally publishedYes
Event2000 International Magnetics Conference (INTERMAG 2000) - Toronto, Ont, Canada
Duration: Apr 9 2000Apr 12 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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