Plasma-Induced Polymerization of Lubricating Films on Thin-Film Magnetic Recording
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Disclosed is an in-vacuo method to deposit a lubricating film onto a thin-film magnetic recording disk (TFD). The deposition technique involves the use of plasma source to induce polymerization of a lubricating film on the surface of a TFD. Since this process is performed in vacuum, all solvents currently used in the lubrication of TFDs are eliminated.