Determination of the Lubricant Thickness Distribution on Magnetic Disks by Means of X-Ray Induced Volatilization and Simultaneous Photoelectron Spectroscopy

  • Manfred Schrader
Conference paper
Part of the Mikrochimica Acta Supplementum book series (MIKROCHIMICA, volume 11)


Magnetic storage disks (Fe2O3 + polymer coating) are covered with a thin layer of a fluorocarbon lubricant to maintain proper interaction between the disk and the read/write head. These lubricants are known to volatilize under bombardment with high energy particles or quanta.


Lubricant Layer High Energy Particle Magnetic Disk Substrate Element Lubricant Thickness 
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    J. W. Coburn and H. F. Winters, IBM Research Report No. RJ3576 (41992) 8/13/82.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Manfred Schrader
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  1. 1.Neue FertigungssystemeIBM Deutschland GmbHSindelfingenFederal Republic of Germany

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