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Spherical Magnetic Heads for Flexible Media

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048068D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Groom, JL [+details]

Abstract

Flexible media produce a problem to magnetic heads in the head to medium interface to stabilize the wear rate and control the flying characteristics of the head with respect to the medium. Vents from the head to tape interface surface to atmosphere can be provided immediately adjacent to the magnetic gap to provide the desired flying height. Or a plurality of slots can be provided running parallel to the head to medium interface direction to stabilize the wear rate of the head.