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Dielectric Insulation for Magnetoresistive Sensors in Thin Film Recording Heads

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016667D
Publication Date: 2003-Jul-08

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Abstract

Disclosed is an improved dielectric layer for thin film magnetic recording heads, which incorporates amorphous diamond films with superior resistance to ion beam etching, also known as ion milling. This allows the use of thin dielectric gap layers necessary for high density data storage applications without negatively affecting manufacturing yields.