Servo Technique for Metallic Thin Film Magnetic Storage Disks
Original Publication Date: 1984-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-05
During the operation of magnetic storage disks, servo tracks ensure that the magnetic head for reading and writing is kept on and aligned to the respective data track selected. A servo technique is proposed which does not require special surface areas of the magnetic storage disks for the servo tracks nor a special servo magnetic head. Envisaged are magnetic storage disks which are coated with a thin wear-resistant overcoat of SiO2 or Si3N4 . In this overcoat, electron traps are generated by implanting Ge over the entire surface without using masks. The servo tracks are defined by locally and permanently charging these electron traps with electrons. Charging is effected by means of the magnetic head (e.g.