Perpendicular magnetic recording: Challenges at nanoscale

Dmitri Litvinov, Sakhrat Khizroev

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During the vitally critical times to the future advances in data storage technologies, perpendicular magnetic recording has been widely accepted as a prime alternative to the technologies in place today. As envisioned by the industry and academia leaders, perpendicular recording will be implemented in most of the next generations of hard drives. The competitive virtue of this technology is the fact that while being technically the closest alternative to conventional longitudinal recording, it is capable of extending the (superparamagnetic) density limit beyond what is achievable with longitudinal recording. It is widely believed that perpendicular magnetic recording paradigm will enable to sustain the current great strides in technological advances for the next several generations of magnetic storage solutions. This paper will cover some of the key challenges associated with implementing the technology.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMagnetic Materials, Processes, and Devices VIII - Proceedings of the International Symposium
Number of pages18
StatePublished - 2006
Event206th ECS Meeting - Honolulu, HI, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2004Oct 8 2004

Publication series

NameProceedings - Electrochemical Society
VolumePV 2004-23


Conference206th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityHonolulu, HI

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)


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