Perpendicular Recording Read Write Head With High Reluctance Leg
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
A read/write head useful for perpendicular recording includes a magnetoresistive (MR) sensor element 1 positioned between two MR shields 2 and 3. The MR shield 2 has a substantially shorter leg than the MR shield 3. The short leg 3 is used as a shield for the MR sensor during the read mode.