The effects of NiP seed layer in Co-alloy perpendicular thin film media

E. W. Soo, J. P. Wang, C. J. Sun, Y. F. Xu, T. C. Chong, G. M. Chow

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The effect of NiP seed layer on CoCrPt perpendicular recording media has been studied. It was observed that the well isolated, small cluster of amorphous NiP layer helped to reduce the grain size, and the grain size distribution of the CoCrPt magnetic layer. The improvement in grain size and distribution also lead to better magnetic and recording properties.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)93-97
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number1-3
StatePublished - Oct 2001
EventProceedings of the 5th Perpendicular Magnetic Recording Conference (PMRC 2000) - Sendai, Japan
Duration: Oct 23 2000Oct 26 2000

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  • Grain isolation
  • Grain size distribution
  • Grain size reduction
  • Perpendicular media
  • Seed layer


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