Magneto-Resistive and Spin Valve Heads

Magneto-Resistive and Spin Valve Heads

Fundamentals and Applications

2nd Edition - September 5, 2001

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  • Author: John Mallinson
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080510637

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This book is aims to be a comprehensive source on the physics and engineering of magneto-resistive heads. Most of the material is presented in a nonmathematical manner to make it more digestible for researchers, students, developers, and engineers.In addition to revising and updating material available in the first edition, Mallinson has added nine new chapters dealing with various aspects concerning spin valves, the electron spin tunneling effect, the electrostatic discharge effects, read amplifiers, and signal-to-noise ratios, making this a completely up-to-date reference.The previous edition of Magneto-Resistive Heads was the first volume in the new Academic Press series in Electromagnetism edited by Professor Isaak Mayergoyz, who is a well-recognized expert in the field.


Electrical engineering students and individuals working in the recording and information storage industries

Table of Contents

  • 1. B, H, and M Fields
    2. The Writing Process
    3. The Reading Process
    4. The Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive Effect
    5. The Giant Magneto-Resistive Effect
    6. Vertical Biasing Techniques
    7. Horizontal Biasing Techniques
    8. Hunt's Unshielded Horizontal and Vertical Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive Heads
    9. Single-Element Shielded Vertical Magneto-Resistive Heads
    10. Simple Spin Valve Giant Magneto-Resistive Heads
    11. Enhanced Spin Valves
    12. Synthetic Antiferro- and Ferrimagnets
    13. Antiferromagnet Upsets
    14. Flux-Guide and Yoke-Type Magneto-Resistive Heads
    15. Double-Element Magneto-Resistive Heads
    16. Comparison of Shielded Magneto-Resistive Head and Inductive Head Outputs
    17. Simplified Design of a Shielded Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive Head
    18. Simplified Design of a Shielded Giant Magneto-Resistive Head
    19. Read Amplifiers and Signal-to-Noise Ratios
    20. Colossal Magneto-Resistance and Electron Spin Tunneling Heads
    21. Electrostatic Discharge Phenomena

    Appendix: Cgs-emu and MKS-SI (Rationalized) Units
    Recommended Bibliography on Magnetic Recording

Product details

  • No. of pages: 184
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2001
  • Published: September 5, 2001
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080510637

About the Author

John Mallinson

Affiliations and Expertise

Mallinson Magnetics, Inc., California, U.S.A.

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