Microwave-Assisted Magnetic Recording on Exchange Coupled Composite Media

Simon John Greaves, Yasushi Kanai, Hiroaki Muraoka

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Microwave-assisted magnetic recording (MAMR) on single layer and exchange coupled composite (ECC) media was simulated. The high-frequency field was modeled with a macrospin model and also micromagnetically using a spin-torque oscillator integrated into the write head. ECC media with a range of hard/soft layer thicknesses were optimized for MAMR, and the gain over a non-MAMR system was established. The results show a bigger gain from using MAMR when the hard/soft layer thickness ratio was small. MAMR systems were also less susceptible to changes in magnetostatic interactions between medium grains.

Original languageEnglish
Article number7360944
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jul


  • Micromagnetics
  • exchange coupled composite media
  • microwave assisted magnetic recording

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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