Magnetization process and thermal stability in longitudinal magnetic recording media with a stabilizing layer

Rachid Sbiaa, Ehsan Ahmad, Takao Suzuki, E. Noel Abarra

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The thermal stability in exchange coupled CoPtCrB trilayer structure medium (TL) is discussed and compared to that for the corresponding single layer (SL) medium. The time dependence of magnetization shows a nonlinear behavior. The magnetization decay rate is found to be reduced in TL when the applied field is close to the coercivity. The DC demagnetization (DCD) reversal mechanisms are investigated by magnetic force microscopy. It is observed that for the reversed field close to remanent coercivity of the TL and SL, very coarse magnetic structures appear.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1481-1483
Number of pages3
JournalIEEE Transactions on Magnetics
Issue number4 I
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2001



  • Antiferromagnetic coupling
  • Magnetic recording
  • Magnetic viscosity
  • MFM observation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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