Microstructure control for magnetic thin films with high functionality

Y. K. Takahashi*

*Corresponding author for this work

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In most magnetic devices with thin films, the magnetic properties are governed by not only the intrinsic properties but also the microstructure. To realize high performance in magnetic devices, understanding the correlation between magnetic properties and microstructure is important. In this study, the development of ferromagnetic thin films for high-density recording media and large output current perpendicular to plane giant magnetoresistance devices are reviewed. Based on the experimental data, the research direction for next-generation high-areal-density magnetic recording is discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)76-84
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of the Magnetics Society of Japan
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2022
Externally publishedYes


  • magnetic recording
  • microstructure
  • thin film

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Instrumentation
  • Condensed Matter Physics
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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