We discuss the read performance, including the off-track performance and noise characteristics, of TMR heads. A vortex-like sense current field in TMR heads creates insensitive zones in the free layer and affects the output voltage and effective read width. The 1/f noise in the MHz-order frequency range was observed. To achieve a low-noise TMR head for high-density recording with small junction area, a high-quality thin barrier is a key to obtaining low 1/f noise, as well as small R. A products to reduce the shot noise.
|ジャーナル||IEEE Transactions on Magnetics|
|出版ステータス||Published - 2001 7|
|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
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