Overview of magneto-resistive probe heads for nanoscale magnetic recording applications

Dmitri Litvinov, Sakhrat Khizroev

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This work investigates various types of reader designs as applied to magnetic recording. Reciprocity principle is used to study playback response. It is shown that both shielded and not shielded differential readers exhibit magnetic playback properties advantageous for achieving extremely high areal bit densities. Modified design of differential readers with one MR sensor is proposed to overcome the manufacturability issues associated with a conventional double-MR sensor differential reader.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-283
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number2-3
StatePublished - Aug 2003
Externally publishedYes


  • Magnetic recording
  • Magnetoresistive probe heads
  • Terabit per square inch data storage

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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