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Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS • Open Access

Fabrication of servo-integrated template for 1.5  Teradot/inch2 bit patterned media with block copolymer directed assembly
Author(s): XiaoMin Yang; Shuaigang Xiao; Yautzong Hsu; HongYing Wang; Justin Hwu; Philip Steiner; Koichi Wago; Kim Lee; David Kuo

Paper Abstract

Directed self-assembly (DSA) of block copolymers (BCPs) proves to be a viable solution for the ultrahigh density bit-patterned media (BPM) application. However, servo design integration is still extremely challenging since the servo layouts require more complex patterns than the simple arrays naturally achieved by the DSA process. We present an integration scheme to create BPM servo patterns by utilizing the BCP dot-array patterns. This proposed method is based on an imprint guided two-step DSA process, combined with conventional optical lithography to define two separate zones. Both the data zone and servo zone consist of self-assembled hexagonal dot arrays: a regular pattern in the data zone and an arbitrary pattern in the servo zone. This method was successfully used to fabricate a servo-integrated BPM template with an areal density of 1.5  Teradot/inch2 (Td/in.2) (Lo=22.3  nm). Using the fabricated quartz template, CoCrPt BPM media has been successfully patterned by nanoimprint lithography and subsequent ion-beam etching process on a 2.5 in. disk. Further, using patterned-in servo wedges on 1.5  Td/in.2 patterned CoCrPt media, we are able to close the servo control loop for track-following on a spin-stand test. The standard deviation of repeatable run-out over the full revolution is calculated to be about 4% of the 38.6 nm track pitch. This method is currently being used to fabricate a template at a much higher density of 3.2  Td/in.2 (Lo=15.2  nm).

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 August 2014
PDF: 8 pages
J. Micro/Nanolith. 13(3) 031307 doi: 10.1117/1.JMM.13.3.031307
Published in: Journal of Micro/Nanolithography, MEMS, and MOEMS Volume 13, Issue 3
Show Author Affiliations
XiaoMin Yang, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
Shuaigang Xiao, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
Yautzong Hsu, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
HongYing Wang, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
Justin Hwu, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
Philip Steiner, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
Koichi Wago, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
Kim Lee, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)
David Kuo, Seagate Technology LLC (United States)

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