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Low Flying Interface Lubricant Design

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016296D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Sep-29
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21

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Presented is a lubrication system to allow low flying interfaces that are required for future HDDs. In the attached graph, you can see the flying height difference at which the head starts to interact with the disk, as a function of lube molecular weight. With lower molecular weight we can fly lower. Similar effects can be seen with the thickness of the lubrication. By controlling the lube level we can define the best interface for low flying heights. With thinner lube we can fly lower. Typically we try to define thick lube to give the longest durability. 0.05 0.45