Head-media interaction in magnetic recording

  • Avner Friedman
Part of the The IMA Volumes in Mathematics and its Applications book series (IMA, volume 67)


In magnetic readback the head to media spacing has a determining effect on the strength of the readback signal from the magnetic media, the wear of the head and the media and the overall performance of the recording system. In the case of perfect contact between the head and the media, the readback signal is the strongest, but so is also the head and media wear. As the head to media spacing increases the wear decreases but so does the signal strength.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Avner Friedman
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  1. 1.Institute for Mathematics and its ApplicationsUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA

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