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Title: Laser-induced deformation on hard disk surface
Authors: Liu, D.M.
Lu, Y.F. 
Yuan, Y.
Wang, W.J. 
Low, T.S. 
Wee, T.S.
Chang, K.T.
Goh, J.K.
Keywords: Auger electron spectroscopy
Hard disk
Q-switched Nd:YVO4 laser
Issue Date: Jan-1999
Citation: Liu, D.M.,Lu, Y.F.,Yuan, Y.,Wang, W.J.,Low, T.S.,Wee, T.S.,Chang, K.T.,Goh, J.K. (1999-01). Laser-induced deformation on hard disk surface. Applied Surface Science 138-139 (1-4) : 482-488. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Laser-induced deformation on hard disk surface has been studied. A diode-pumped Q-switched Nd: YVO4 laser was used in the experiment. The sample is a commercial hard disk. Atomic force microscope (AFM) was employed to analyze the surface morphology after laser irradiation. Depending on the laser fluence used, a radial structure with or without a circular protruding center could be obtained. Auger electron spectroscopy (AES) analyses on different sputtered level were performed to analyze the compositions at irradiated and unirradiated areas. The mechanisms of surface deformation are proposed qualitatively based on the results. Since the upper three layers, the carbon, magnetic and chromium layers, are quite thin and have higher melting points than that of the underlying nickel-phosphorous layer, the radial structure is possibly due to the interfacial stress developed during the localized sub-surface melting of the nickel-phosphorous layer. The circular protruding center is probably resulted by the whole surface melting due to higher local laser fluence. © 1999 Published by Elsevier Science B.V. All rights reserved.
Source Title: Applied Surface Science
ISSN: 01694332
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