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Lapping Magnetic Head Elements

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055891D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Price, R Schwarz, TA [+details]

Abstract

In magnetic heads employing magnetoresistive stripe elements as the read sensor, the height, h, of the stripe element is made to be precise and uniform. The lapping process is monitored closely so that the stripe height is tightly controlled.