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Plasma-Induced Polymerization of Lubricating Films on Thin-Film Magnetic Recording Disclosure Number: IPCOM000105664D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-20
Document File: 2 page(s) / 61K

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Crowder, MS Tyndall, GW [+details]


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.