Magneto-optical recording materials

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IEEE Press, 2000 - Computers - 444 pages
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"As digital data storage technology undergoes enormous change, electrical engineers, physicists, and materials scientists need to keep pace with the materials requirements for recording media. Expert contributors -- together with world-class authorities Richard J. Gambino and Takao Suzuki -- bring you a practical, comprehensive guide to materials design and selection for magneto-optical storage media.

This authoritative book explores multilayered thin films, exchanged coupled layers, materials used in current products, and materials of potential interest not yet available in practical applications. A detailed analysis concerning the physics of magneto-optical recording will help you make informed decisions about materials properties. You will also find an extensive discussion of systems and engineering design features for magneto-optical storage devices. This discussion will help you to understand how materials properties impact system performance.

You will gain additional insight into this fast-developing field through in-depth coverage of these featured topics:


* Rare earth-transition metal amorphous alloys, multilayers, garnets, intermetallic compounds, and ferrites
* Basic principles of domain dynamics and recording physics
* Latest developments in exchange coupled layers, direct overwrite, and magnetic superresolution
* Minidisc, future high-density systems, and DVD format.


MAGNETO-OPTICAL RECORDING MATERIALS is essential reading for anyone who needs to keep up-to-date with the latest advances in digital data storage technology."

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Contents

Rare EarthTransition Metal Amorphous Alloy Media
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New MO Recording Media Based on PtCo
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Domain Dynamics and Recording Physics
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Richard J. Gambino is professor of Materials Science and Engineering and director of the Laboratory for Magneto-Optical Materials at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is associate director of the New York State Center for Advanced Technology in Sensor Systems. Professor Gambino is the recipient of the 1991 IBM Corporate Award, the 1992 Morris N. Liebmann Memorial Award from the IEEE, and the 1995 National Medal of Technology presented by President Clinton in recognition of the development of amorphous magnetic materials used for magneto-optic disk media. Professor Gambino is an IEEE Fellow and holds 40 patents on materials and devices.
Takao Suzuki is principal professor and director of the Information Storage Materials Research Laboratory at Toyota Technological Institute, Japan, and visiting professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Stanford University. In 1995 Professor Suzuki received the IBM Technical Award. He has published extensively in the materials research field. Professor Suzuki is an IEEE Fellow and holds 13 patents.