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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Magnetic and Recording Characteristics of Very Thin Metal-Film Media

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The recording performance of very thin sputtered Co-alloy longitudinal film media has been examined. Measurements made using magnetic layers as thin as 50A show that the thinner films exhibit improved signal-to-noise characteristics compared to thicker media. Similar trends have been observed in both CoNiCr and Copter alloys on Cr and CrV underlayers. Improvement in signal-to-noise ratio is accompanied by a reduction in coercivity squareness as the film thickness is decreased. Large variations of coercivity with film thickness are also observed in the range 50-300Å. It is suggested that changes in grain size and grain boundary separation during the early stages of film growth play a role in these effects. © 1989 IEEE

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01 Jan 1989

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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