Advanced laminated antiferromagnetically coupled recording media with high thermal stability

S. I. Pang, S. N. Piramanayagam, J. P. Wang

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A layered structure to improve the antiferromagnetic exchange coupling constant (J) in laminated antiferromagnetically coupled (LAC) media is proposed. This structure has a much larger thermal stability in comparison to simple LAC structures. It also improves the coercivity and decreases the remnant moment-thickness product to achieve a high resolution and a low pulse width. The recording measurements indicate that this structure has a slightly larger noise than the simple LAC structures. However, its overall signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is comparable to that of the simple LAC structures. High SNR and much higher thermal stability make this structure suitable for ultrahigh areal densities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)616-618
Number of pages3
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 28 2002

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