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Tribology in magnetic recording technology

F.E. Talke (F.E. Talke is a Professor at the Center for Magnetic Recording Research, University of California‐San Diego,La Jolla, California, USA.)

Industrial Lubrication and Tribology

ISSN: 0036-8792

Article publication date: 1 August 2000



Tribology problems occurring in high performance tape and disk systems are discussed. The head/medium interface is described for the case of lightly loaded contacts between a magnetic tape and a read/write head, and the parameters determining the design and the tribological performance of the head/flexible medium interface are discussed. In addition, the head/disk interface in the case of very small spacing is analyzed and the tribology problems encountered in the case of very small head/disk spacing are summarized. Finally, an overview of future tribology trends in magnetic recording technology is given.



Talke, F.E. (2000), "Tribology in magnetic recording technology", Industrial Lubrication and Tribology, Vol. 52 No. 4, pp. 157-165.




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