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Recording heads: write heads for high-density magnetic tape
Author(s): James A. Bain
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Paper Abstract

A review of the performance requirements for the writing components of high density tape recording heads is given in the context of multichannel linear tape head arrays. A brief tutorial of head operation is given. This is followed by a discussion of pole materials and head array architectures. Technical advances which have led to increases in data rate and recording density are identified.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 January 1996
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2604, High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies, (15 January 1996); doi: 10.1117/12.230052
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James A. Bain, Carnegie Mellon Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2604:
High-Density Data Recording and Retrieval Technologies
Ted A. Schwarz; Martin Francis, Editor(s)

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