The air bearing steady-state flying characteristics on patterned media has been studied with a proprietary air bearing simulation code. Variation of minimum fly height with relative pattern-to-slider skew has been characterized at slider positions (ID, MD, OD). The results show that at the steady state minimum fly heights drop with introducing the pattern. Furthermore, the pattern-to-slider skew angle has a noticeable effect on the fly height drop, while the maximum fly height drop occurs on radial servo patterns.
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Air Bearing Flying Characteristics on Patterned Media
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Peng, W, Crone, RM, Esmenda, E, & Hsia, Y. "Air Bearing Flying Characteristics on Patterned Media." Proceedings of the ASME/STLE 2007 International Joint Tribology Conference. ASME/STLE 2007 International Joint Tribology Conference, Parts A and B. San Diego, California, USA. October 22–24, 2007. pp. 685-686. ASME. https://doi.org/10.1115/IJTC2007-44316
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