Probability Model and Its Application on the Interaction of Nano-Spaced Slider/Disk Interface

Wei HUA  Bo LIU  Gang SHENG  

IEICE TRANSACTIONS on Electronics   Vol.E82-C   No.12   pp.2139-2147
Publication Date: 1999/12/25
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Print ISSN: 0916-8516
Type of Manuscript: Special Section PAPER (Special Issue on Information Storage Technologies for the 21st Century)
contact recording,  probability model,  proximity recording,  roughness characterization,  slider-disk roughness,  

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The effect of surface roughness is crucial for contact recording and proximity recording. In this paper a probability model is developed for investigation of the influence of surface roughness on flying performance and the contact force of the slider. Simulations are conducted for both the contact recording slider and the proximity recording slider, and the results are well coordinated with the reported experimental results and the self-conducted experimental results. Studies are further extended to the characterization of the roughness of the air bearing surface and the disk surface that may support head/disk spacing between 5 nm and 15 nm.