The system described is built around a very accurate positioner into which a sensitive transducer and the object of analysis is mounted. The properties of the applied magnetoresistive transducer are described. This transducer, a very narrow permalloy strip placed at the edge of a glass substratum, can be used to measure both components of the field distribution. The analysis of the measured results can be accomplished with the help of a computer simulation of the transducer response curves. The performance of the system is demonstrated by measurements on a number of ferrite heads and conclusions about the so called 'dead layer'-structures on these heads are given.
- SMI-TST: From 2006 in EWI-TST
- SMI-REC: RECORDING