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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics
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Side Fringing of Thin Film Heads with Pole Trimming

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Abstract

Pole tips of a thin-film recording head are typically trimmed over some distance from the air bearing surface, leaving a shoulder on either side of the head. This shoulder can significantly modify the side reading characteristics of the head if it is within 6 um of the air bearing surface. We present experimental techniques to reveal the the shoulder effects on the side-reading, -writing and -erasing of the trimmed head. The influence of the shoulder on side reading, and the improvements one can achieve after this effect is minimized, are quantified. © 1990 IEEE

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01 Jan 1990

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IEEE Transactions on Magnetics

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