Vertical Recording Magnetic Head
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
Vertical recording is accomplished with a magnetic head that has two vertical pole pieces 1 and 2, which may be made from permalloy, for example. Both pole pieces are magnetized in the same direction by the recording current that passes through opposed coils 3 and 4. The two pole pieces tend to cancel the horizontal field components at the air-bearing surface 7, and serve as shields for the magnetoresistive element 5 during the read mode.