In situ slider-to-disk spacing on a nanometer scale controlled by microheater-induced slider deformations

A.H. Dietzel, R. Berger, P. Mächtle, M. Despont, W. Häberle, G.K. Binnig, P. Vettiger

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Abstract

Air-bearing sliders carrying the read and write elements in today’s hard-disk drives fly above the spinning magnetic disks at very close range. It is crucial for the performance as well as the reliability of the hard-disk drive to maintain precisely the optimal distance (flying height) between the disk and the read/write elements. With continuously increasing recording densities, the flying height is decreasing and will be
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)123-130
Number of pages8
JournalSensors and Actuators, A: Physical
Volume100
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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