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Thin Film Head for Magnetic Recording Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036283D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

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Nix, JL Schmalhorst, JM Weinstein, RE [+details]


A thin film, magnetic recording head for very narrow magnetic track widths is described. The head is unique in that the magnetic track width is determined by the dimension of a "V"-shaped hole etched into the deposition substrate, rather than by photolithographic techniques as is conventionally done. The head also requires only a single step for deposition of both magnetic pole layers, a considerable savings where thick magnetic films are needed to achieve adequate magnetic performance.