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Magnetic recording has progressed dramatically over the last 50 years, with an increase of almost eight orders of magnitude in the amount of information stored per unit area of disk space.Two key enablers of this progress have been the recording medium and the read-back head.This article reviews the current state of the art in multilayer thin-film longitudinal recording media and giant magnetoresistive (GMR) read heads, with particular emphasis on the nanostructured magnetic materials that are key to today's high-performance hard disk drives.
Single phase CoO, NiO, and Ni0.5Co0.5O epitaxial films have been prepared by reactive sputtering onto 〈0001〉 α−Al2O3 substrates maintained at 373 K. Epitaxy was confirmed by x-ray diffraction (XRD) and high resolution electron microscopy (HREM) techniques. XRD experiments indicate that these monoxide films are cubic and contain rotation twins with the twin axis parallel to 〈111〉. Lattice parameters for the CoO and NiO films are 0.4254 ± 0.0001 nm and 0.4173 ± 0.0006 nm, respectively, and agree with published values for the corresponding bulk oxides. The lattice parameter 0.4220 ± 0.0001 nm for the Ni0.5Co0.5O film lies between those of CoO and NiO and suggests that the mixed oxide film is compositionally homogeneous. Cross-sectional HREM images of the Ni0.5Co0.5O specimen show Σ3(12) twin boundaries perpendicular to the oxide-substrate interface. The twin regions are approximately 30 nm in size and are uniformly distributed throughout the film. The epitaxial orientation of the monoxide films with respect to the substrate can be summarized by the relationships  monoxide //  α−Al2O3,  monoxide //  α−Al2O3, and  monoxide //  α−Al2O3.
Fe-SiO2 granular films were produced by co-sputtering from separate Fe and SiO2 targets. Films deposited on silicon nitride membranes were thin enough to observe directly by transmission electron microscopy (TEM). The coercive force (Hc) was strongly dependent on temperature and volume fraction of Fe as observed in previous investigations, but with lower Hc. Two features of the films with low Fe concentrations were remarkable. The hysteresis loops show high remanence, and the room temperature TEM images show stable domain structure and ripple patterns. This behavior is inconsistent with a model of non-percolating, non-interacting superparamagnetic Fe grains.
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