Narrow-gap single-pole heads

Dmitri Litvinov, Jason Wolfson, James A. Bain, Roy W. Gustafson, Mark H. Kryder, Sakhrat Khizroev

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This work addresses the recording physics of narrow-gap single-pole heads (SPH) in perpendicular recording. It is found that narrow-gap SPHs have reduced sensitivity with respect to nonzero skew angles. It is shown that while the efficiency of a narrow-gap SPH is generally reduced, even for the case of a gapless SPH, the efficiency differs from the efficiency of a 1-μm-thick gap SPH only by a factor of two. The design parameter space for a narrow-gap SPH is investigated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)2253-2255
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number5 I
StatePublished - Sep 2002
Externally publishedYes
Event2002 International Magnetics Conference (Intermag 2002) - Amsterdam, Netherlands
Duration: Apr 28 2002May 2 2002


  • Magnetic recording heads
  • Perpendicular magnetic recording
  • Single-pole magnetic recording heads

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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


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