Effect of intergranular exchange coupling in coupled granular and continuous (CGC) perpendicular media was investigated in terms of improvement of signal-to-noise ratio (SNR). The exchange coupling improves SNR and byte error rate (BER); however, it tended to widen the magnetic track width (MWW) of a track. That degradation is of concern for the CGC media. This paper discusses intergranular exchange coupling in CGC media to optimize track density and linear density to achieve high areal density.
- Exchange coupling
- Track width
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Condensed Matter Physics