Recording capability and thermal stability for particulate media with inter-particle interaction

T. Suzuki, Terumitsu Tanaka

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Particulate media composed of very small particles were studied to determine high-density recording performance and thermal stability. Studied media included metal particulate media with mean particle length of 71, 102 and 148 nm, and Ba ferrite particulate media with mean diameter of 22, 28 and 50 nm. Using a loss-term simulation program, taking into account gap-loss, spacing-loss and particle length loss, the recording capability (D20 of 265 kFRPI for MP and 290 kFRPI for Ba ferrite media) was estimated. Thermal stability was evaluated from magnetization time decay measurements. It was found that MP media with large Ku values and 71 nm particles were satisfactorily stable, and the particle volume is still large enough in respect of thermal stability. However, 22-nm Ba ferrite media were less stable, primarily because of small Ku values and particle volume. It was also clarified that positive inter-particle interaction accelerates magnetization time decay, in the presence of a large reverse field.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1147-1153
Number of pages7
JournalIEICE Transactions on Electronics
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2001

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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