Advances in Tribology

Tribology of the Head-Disk Interface


Publishing date
19 Apr 2013
Status
Published
Submission deadline
03 Jan 2013

Lead Editor

1San Jose Research Center, Hitachi GST, San Jose, CA 95135, USA

2Department of Mechanical Engineering, Kansai University, Yamate-cho 3-3-35, Suita-shi, Osaka 564-8680, Japan

3Data Storage Institute, 5 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117608

4Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Taiwan University, 713 Engineering Building, Taipei, Taiwan


Tribology of the Head-Disk Interface

Description

As the areal density of commercial hard disk drives is quickly approaching the terabit per square inch milestone, the need to further decrease the head-medium spacing (HMS) is becoming ever more critical, as it is a necessary enabler to good writability as well as strong read-back signal integrity. It is estimated that the HMS will soon need to cross the 6-7 nm mark in order to reach this density point. It is remarkable to realize that the error rate of the stored digital signal that is being read back will improve by about 2x for every 0.3 nanometer of decreased HMS. In addition to relentless demand for novel, ultrathin protecting films of overcoat and lubricant, and subnanometer air gap between the disk and the head, alternative recording technologies presently being contemplated involve heating the disk to over 500°C (heat-assisted magnetic recording or HAMR) and/or physically isolating magnetic bits on small islands of sub-30 nm in physical dimensions (bit-patterned recording or BPR).

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the physical limits to ultralow HMS, the development of novel lubricant and overcoat films, and the fine control of subnanometer head-disk clearance. We are particularly interested in articles with fundamental insight into the tribology and chemistry of the head-disk interface under HAMR or BPR conditions.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Recent developments in thin lubricant and overcoat films and characterization of their physical and chemical properties under thermal transients
  • Lubricant and overcoat modeling, both in the continuum approximation, as well as molecular dynamics
  • Nanoactuation technology for magnetic spacing control, slider touch-down detection, and disk clearance control
  • Air-bearing modeling and thermomechanical effects on heads and media under HAMR conditions and experimental validation
  • BPR interface: air-bearing modeling, experiments, and planarization technologies
  • Role of disk drive environment (humidity, temperature, particulate, and organic contaminants) in head-disk interface reliability
  • Head and disk corrosion mechanisms and control

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 574158
  • - Editorial

Tribology of the Head-Disk Interface

Bruno Marchon | Norio Tagawa | ... | Jia-Yang Juang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 794151
  • - Review Article

A Description of Multiscale Modeling for the Head-Disk Interface Focusing on Bottom-Level Lubricant and Carbon Overcoat Models

Myung S. Jhon | Pil Seung Chung | ... | Lorenz T. Biegler
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 521086
  • - Review Article

The Head-Disk Interface Roadmap to an Areal Density of Tbit/in2

Bruno Marchon | Thomas Pitchford | ... | Sunita Gangopadhyay
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 657363
  • - Research Article

A Correlative Defect Analyzer Combining Glide Test with Atomic Force Microscope

Jizhong He
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2013
  • - Article ID 850473
  • - Research Article

Atomistic Frictional Properties of the C(100)2x1-H Surface

Paul M. Jones | Huan Tang | ... | Lang Dinh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 209630
  • - Review Article

Nanorheometry of Molecularly Thin Liquid Lubricant Films Coated on Magnetic Disks

Shintaro Itoh | Yuya Hamamoto | ... | Hedong Zhang
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 923818
  • - Research Article

Dependence of Pin Surface Roughness for Friction Forces of Ultrathin Perfluoropolyether Lubricant Film on Magnetic Disks by Pin-on-Disk Test

H. Tani | Y. Mitsuya | ... | N. Tagawa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 170189
  • - Research Article

Flying Instability due to Organic Compounds in Hard Disk Drive

Koji Sonoda
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 303071
  • - Research Article

Parametric Investigations at the Head-Disk Interface of Thermal Fly-Height Control Sliders in Contact

Sripathi V. Canchi | David B. Bogy | ... | Aravind N. Murthy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 964089
  • - Research Article

Low Molecular Weight Z-Tetraol Boundary Lubricant Films in Hard Disk Drives

R. J. Waltman | H. Deng
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