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Colloid For Developing Magnetic Patterns On Recording Media

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000067221D
Original Publication Date: 1979-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-20

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Voorhis, AMK [+details]

Abstract

The surface development of magnetic patterns on recording media provides a means for optically studying the recording mechanism. Although a diluted, water-based, magnetic ink seemed a natural candidate for making the recording patterns visible, it initially produced a blurred and smeared image. However, a formulation was developed which caused the treated ink to produce a thin, uniform, smear-free coating over a sharply defined magnetic image.