Sputter-deposited SmCo5 thin films with perpendicular magnetic anisotropy for high density magnetic recording media

J. Sayama*, Y. Yamashita, T. Asahi, T. Osaka

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Abstract

Sputter-deposited SmCos thin films exhibiting high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy were studied for materializing ultra high density magnetic recording. This study put emphasis on the fabrication of SmCos double-layered perpendicular magnetic recording media. A double-layered medium with a Ru buffer layer introduced between a Cu/Ti intermediate layer and a Co-Zr-Nb soft magnetic underlayer exhibited high perpendicular magnetic anisotropy, whereas that without the Ru buffer layer did not. Auger electron spectroscopy revealed that the Ru buffer layer inhibited unfavorable interdiffusion between the Cu/Ti intermediate layer and the Co-Zr-Nb soft magnetic underlayer. In addition, the readwrite characteristics of the SmCos double-layered perpendicular magnetic recording media were evaluated for the first time. copyright The Electrochemical Society.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationECS Transactions - 9th International Symposium on Magnetic Materials, Processes and Devices
PublisherElectrochemical Society Inc.
Pages307-313
Number of pages7
Edition25
ISBN (Print)9781566775601
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006
Event9th International Symposium on Magnetic Materials, Processes and Devices - 210th ECS Meeting - Cancun, Mexico
Duration: 2006 Oct 312006 Nov 2

Publication series

NameECS Transactions
Number25
Volume3
ISSN (Print)1938-5862
ISSN (Electronic)1938-6737

Conference

Conference9th International Symposium on Magnetic Materials, Processes and Devices - 210th ECS Meeting
Country/TerritoryMexico
CityCancun
Period06/10/3106/11/2

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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