Nanoscale Dimensions in Hard Disk Media

By Brian Demczyk


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This presentation examines the relationship of longidudinal hard disk media nanostructure,lubricant distribution and surface nanoroughness to disk contact to flying time transition and lubricant thickness to data zone takeoff. Also included is a model of disk wear.


Co-authors: J. Gao,Z.F.Li,J.Liu and M.Zheng.


Samples were synthesized and scanning probe characterization was performed at the Maxtor Incorporated (now Seagate Technology) San Jose,CA facility (now closed). Transmission electron microscopy work was done at the National Center for Electron Microscopy at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory,Berkeley,CA.

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