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|Title:||Engineering issue study of triple harmonic method for in situ flying height analysis|
|Keywords:||Flying height measurement|
Magnetic disk drives
|Citation:||Zhou, Y., Liu, B., Li, L. (2006-08). Engineering issue study of triple harmonic method for in situ flying height analysis. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 303 (2 SPEC. ISS.) : e120-e123. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmmm.2006.01.216|
|Abstract:||In situ flying height testing technology is becoming more and more important in slider-disk interaction analysis and manufacturing quality control of disk drives and head-related components. Triple harmonic method is a quite promising choice for in situ flying height analysis, compared with other in situ methods reported up to now. This paper reports results of investigations on engineering issues of applying triple harmonic method for in situ flying height analysis. The paper reports results of analysis on the effects of various testing conditions on flying height testing repeatability and accuracy. Results suggest that working at reasonable high channel density and working on the ratio between third and first harmonics will be an advantage in terms of both flying height testing sensitivity and testing repeatability. Comparing with media thickness effect, the gap-length variation among different heads will be important if it is to study flying height difference among different heads and the testing is at high channel density. Also, it is suggested to work at AC erased track, in order to reduce the non-linearity caused by hard transition. © 2006 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.|
|Source Title:||Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials|
|Appears in Collections:||Staff Publications|
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