Patterned media with composite in-plane and perpendicular anisotropy recording layers

R. Sbiaa*, S. N. Piramanayagam

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Magnetization reversal mechanism in nanostructures composed of exchange coupled bi-layers with in-plane and perpendicular anisotropy was investigated. Micromagnetic simulation was carried out for bit-patterned media with areal density of 5 Tb/in2, as example. Magnetization of thermally stable recorded bit using a single layer may not switch under write field. However, a complete and fast switching is possible with an exchange coupling to a layer with in-plane anisotropy. By adjusting the thicknesses and intrinsic properties of the two layers, the composite recording layer still can retain perpendicular anisotropy. The exchange coupled structure with dual-anisotropy can be extended to magnetic memories.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)3963-3966
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials
Issue number23
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2009
Externally publishedYes


  • Bit-patterned media
  • Exchange coupling
  • magnetic nanostructures
  • magnetization reversal

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Condensed Matter Physics


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