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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Achieving Gb/in2on particulate barium ferrite tape

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The fundamental areal density limits of particulate tape media are investigated with micromagnetic simulations and a one-dimensional recording model, adapted to three-dimensional particle orientation distributions. It is shown that the viability of the particulate technology for tape systems continues well beyond the current 3 Gb/in2 and that Gb/in2 could be obtained by simple optimization of the particle size, magnetic properties and distributions.We demonstrate that a particulate medium that uses nm oriented particles having bulk magnetic properties could be optimally recorded with a ring-type writer and a reasonable deep-gap field of 16 kOe.With a 150 nm combined tracking margin and for a conservative BB-SNR requirement of 19 dB as used in current tape systems, we determine that such particulate medium would support an areal density of 78 Gb/in2. With the expected improvements in coding and signal processing, we predict that the same particulate medium would achieve areal densities above Gb/in2. © 2013 IEEE.

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01 Jan 2014

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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