Heat-assisted magnetic probe recording on a CoNi/Pt multilayered film

T. Onoue, Martin Herman Siekman, Leon Abelmann, J.C. Lodder

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    Heat-assisted magnetic probe recording on a CoNi/Pt multilayered film is demonstrated by delivering a current through a magnetic force microscopy tip into the recording medium, in combination with an external magnetic field. Without local heating by the probe, no bits could be written because the external field exceeds a level that demagnetizes the medium in its entirety due to local variations in the coercivity of the medium. In contrast, magnetic bits were successfully written by the heat-assisted magnetic probe recording into a saturated medium even if there was no external field, because of the demagnetization field from the surrounding of the heated area. A magnetic bit as small as 80nm in diameter was obtained by this method.
    Original languageUndefined
    Article number10.1016/j.jmmm.2004.10.083
    Pages (from-to)501-506
    Number of pages6
    JournalJournal of magnetism and magnetic materials
    Issue number10.1016/j.jmmm.2004.10.083
    Publication statusPublished - 2005


    • Multilayer
    • IR-63021
    • Heat assist
    • METIS-224677
    • EWI-5606
    • TSTNE-Probe-MFM: Magnetic Force Microscope
    • TST-uSPAM: micro Scanning Probe Array Memory
    • Probe recording
    • Magnetic force microscopy
    • SMI-TST: From 2006 in EWI-TST

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