- B, H, and M Fields
- The Writing Process
- The Reading Process
- The Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive Effect
- The Giant Magneto-Resistive Effect
- Vertical Biasing Techniques
- Horizontal Biasing Techniques
- Hunt's Unshielded Horizontal and Vertical Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive Heads
- Single-Element Shielded Vertical Magneto-Resistive Heads
- Simple Spin Valve Giant Magneto-Resistive Heads
- Enhanced Spin Valves
- Synthetic Antiferro- and Ferrimagnets
- Antiferromagnet Upsets
- Flux-Guide and Yoke-Type Magneto-Resistive Heads
- Double-Element Magneto-Resistive Heads
- Comparison of Shielded Magneto-Resistive Head and Inductive Head Outputs
- Simplified Design of a Shielded Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive Head
- Simplified Design of a Shielded Giant Magneto-Resistive Head
- Read Amplifiers and Signal-to-Noise Ratios
- Colossal Magneto-Resistance and Electron Spin Tunneling Heads
- Electrostatic Discharge Phenomena
Appendix: Cgs-emu and MKS-SI (Rationalized) Units Recommended Bibliography on Magnetic Recording Index
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.
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