Microstructural study of electroless-plated CoNiP ternary alloy films for perpendicular magnetic recording media

Takayuki Homma, Katsumi Inoue, Hiroki Asai, Ken Ohrui, Tetsuya Osaka

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The microstructure of electroless CoNiP films with various Hc(⊥) values for use as perpendicular magnetic recording media was investigated. It was observed that the Hc(⊥) values of the films varied according to their microstructure. The film which showed the highest Hc(⊥) value contained large columnar grains with high crystallinity, whereas such a clear columnar structure was not observed in the films with lower Hc(⊥) values. The shape anisotropy due to the columnar structure effectively contributes to the magnetic properties of the films as well as magnetocrystalline anisotropy associated with preferred crystallographic orientation. The initial deposition region consisted of randomly oriented, granular fcc (face centered cubic) cyrstallines with Ni-rich composition, while the upper region had a columnar structure consisting of <002> perpendicularly oriented hcp (hexagonal close packed) crystallines for high coercivity films, and mixed crystallites of <002> oriented hcp and randomly oriented fcc for the lower coercivity films. The results of compositional analysis of ultra-small regions suggested that the formation of low Ms and low Hc regions at the initial deposition stage was due to a preferential deposition of Ni.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)4909-4911
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Volume27
Issue number6 pt 2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Nov

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Ternary alloys
Magnetic recording
ternary alloys
magnetic recording
Coercive force
coercivity
Magnetocrystalline anisotropy
microstructure
Microstructure
anisotropy
Crystallites
crystallites
crystallinity
Magnetic properties
Anisotropy
magnetic properties
Crystalline materials
Chemical analysis

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Microstructural study of electroless-plated CoNiP ternary alloy films for perpendicular magnetic recording media. / Homma, Takayuki; Inoue, Katsumi; Asai, Hiroki; Ohrui, Ken; Osaka, Tetsuya.

In: IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, Vol. 27, No. 6 pt 2, 11.1991, p. 4909-4911.

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