Small magnetic patterns written with a scanning tunneling microscope

O. Watanuki, Y. Sonobe, S. Tsuji, F. Sai

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This paper presents a technique for writing submicron magnetic bit patterns on double-layered perpendicular recording media by using a Scanning Tunneling Microscope (STM) with an amorphous magnetic tip and observing them with a Magnetic Force Microscope (MFM). The proposed technique provides a very small tip-to-medium spacing on the order of Angstroms.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)5289-5291
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1991 Nov
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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