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Method for Collecting Magnetic Contaminants

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049787D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Eisenmann, DE Parker, MA Pesch, JA [+details]

Abstract

Head crashes and data erasures in disk storage drives are often the result of magnetic particle contaminants. The present method provides a way for collecting these magnetic particle contaminants to facilitate their analysis, which can lead to the identification of their source and thereafter their elimination by either changes in design, material composition or manufacturing techniques.