The effect of amorphous carbon underlayers on magnetic properties and read-write characteristics of Co73Cr18Pt8Ta3 single layer and Co/Pd multilayer perpendicular magnetic recording media were investigated. The increase in Hc and decrease in α, defined as 4π(dM/dH)H=Hc, were observed by increasing the underlayer thickness for both Co73Cr18Pt6Ta3 and Co/Pd media. The media with a low α value, suggesting a decrease in the exchange coupling, exhibited the higher coercivity and the improvement of S/N ratio. In read-write experiments, the improvement of S/N ratio for the Co/Pd media was achieved up to 400 kFRPI or even higher in the recording density by increasing carbon underlayer thickness, while that for the Co73Cr18Pt6Ta3 media was obtained up to ca. 250 kFRPI.
|ジャーナル||IEEE Transactions on Magnetics|
|出版物ステータス||Published - 2001 7 1|
|イベント||8th Joint Magnetism and Magnetic Materials -International Magnetic Conference- (MMM-Intermag) - San Antonio, TX, United States|
継続期間: 2001 1 7 → 2001 1 11
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering