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Observation of thermomagnetically recorded domains with high-resolution magnetic soft x-ray microscopy
Author(s): S. Tsunashima; Nayuki Takagi; Atushi Yamaguchi; Minoru Kume; P. Fischer; M. Kumazawa
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Paper Abstract

Magnetic domains were thermomagnetically recorded on TbFeCo films using laser pulsed magnetic field modulation (LP-MFM) and light intensity modulation (LIM). The domains were observed with high resolution magnetic transmission X-ray microscopy (M-TXM) before and after the heat treatment in order to clarify the recording characteristics and the thermal stability of recorded domains. From the results of M-TXM images, it was found that isolated single marks whose lengths are much smaller than 100 nm can be recorded by LP-MFM but their mark lengths become often longer than designed. It was further confirmed that the heat treatment at 120 degree C for 50 hours does not influence significantly the crescent-shaped magnetic domains of 100 nm in width recorded using LP-MFM method and circular domains of 150 nm in diameter recorded using LIM method.

Paper Details

Date Published: 9 April 2003
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5060, Sixth International Symposium on Optical Storage (ISOS 2002), (9 April 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.510141
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S. Tsunashima, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)
Nayuki Takagi, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Atushi Yamaguchi, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
Minoru Kume, Sanyo Electric Co., Ltd. (Japan)
P. Fischer, Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research (Germany)
M. Kumazawa, Nagoya Univ. (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5060:
Sixth International Symposium on Optical Storage (ISOS 2002)

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