Vertical Record/ Read Magnetic Head
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
A vertical record/ read magnet head, as depicted in Fig. 1, includes a magnetoresistive (MR) read element 1, magnetic conductive write turns P1 and P2 coupled to a write pole element P3. The magnetic head coacts at an air-bearing surface (ABS) in transducing relation with a magnetic medium 2 that cooperates with the head for vertical recording. The pole element P3 provides flux guidance during the write mode and serves as a shield during the read mode. The pole P3 is sufficiently thick and high so as to carry the write field and act as an effective read shield in conjunction with pole P2.