The state of the art for current data storage is perpendicular magnetic recording technology. For continued increases in storage capacities, the next technology is heat-assisted magnetic recording (HAMR).
HAMR uses heat from a laser beam confined well below the diffraction limit to write media with such high magnetic anisotropy that they would normally be unwritable under available magnetic fields. The February, 2018 issue of MRS Bulletinintroduced HAMR requirements and discusses its numerous interdisciplinary materials challenges. The talks in this webinar will expand upon the articles in the MRS Bulletin issue, and attendees will be able to interact—in real time—with the webinar presenters.
The following talks were presented in this webinar:
Heat-assisted magnetic recording media materials Yukiko K. Takahashi, National Institute of Materials Science, Japan
Materials for heat-assisted magnetic recording heads Michael Kautzky, Seagate Technology
Heat Transfer Materials and Interfaces James Bain, Carnegie Mellon University