Magnetic interaction in perpendicular recording media with synthetic nucleation layers

S. N. Piramanayagam, H. K. Tan, M. Ranjbar, S. K. Wong, R. Sbiaa, T. C. Chong

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Perpendicular recording media, where the CoCrPt-oxide recording layer is deposited on carbon based synthetic nucleation (SN) layers, have been proposed for recording applications and studied using first-order reversal curves for their magnetic interaction behavior. The magnetic properties of media with SN layer show better intergranular segregation whereas the media without SN layer shows otherwise. It is proposed that a dual SN layer structure, where an SN layer deposited above and below the high pressure sputtered Ru layer is suitable for achieving smaller grain size as well as better intergranular segregation.

Original languageEnglish
Article number152504
JournalApplied Physics Letters
Issue number15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 11 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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