Contact magnetoresistive head for perpendicular magnetic recording

Ken Ichi Takano, Hiroaki Muraoka, Yoshihisa Nakamura

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Contact-type magnetoresistive (MR) inductive head designs and recording characteristics have been discussed in perpendicular magnetic recording. The shielded-type MR head offered a high D50 of 100-135 kFRPI, and the unshielded MR head had the largest output in a low density region. However when the recorded bit length became shorter than the shield-to-shield spacing, the shield had little effect and the output of the shielded head was no longer almost equal to that of the unshielded MR head. In result, the shielded-type and even unshielded-type MR heads have good high density recording characteristics in the head-to-medium contact state.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5002-5004
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Applied Physics
Issue number8 PART 2A
Publication statusPublished - 1996 Apr 15
Externally publishedYes

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  • Physics and Astronomy(all)


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