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New Materials for High Moment Poles and Shields


"The ever-expanding demand of the world market leads to magnetic recording data storage devices advancing toward much smaller dimensions and higher storage capacities. In order to achieve capacities beyond 2TB/in2 next generation magnetic recording head transducers will require improved high moment magnetic material together with novel write pole and shield structures to preserve the necessary magnetic flux on reduced device dimensions. The implementation of novel high moment magnetic materials and design in manufactured products requires the attainment of new knowledge by the magnetics industry along with the response of the academic industry to the new performance challenges. These goals can only be reached through a strong collaborative programme between industry and academia. The scientific programme is to study the properties of magnetic materials to enable higher moment than the presently attainable limits. Nanoscale engineering of magnetic thin films will be the main approach to achieve this. The knowledge will be transferred through the cross-border secondment of staff and researchers between Seagate, Duisburg-Essen and Uppsala, utilizing the complementary expertise of the three nodes regarding state-of-the-art experimental and computational techniques as well as device fabrication."

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce
  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /humanities/arts/modern and contemporary art/film

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Funding Scheme

MC-IAPP - Industry-Academia Partnerships and Pathways (IAPP)


Disc Drive - Springtown Industrial 1
BT48 0BF Londonderry
United Kingdom
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 579 042,90
Administrative Contact
Mark Gubbins (Dr.)

Participants (2)

EU contribution
€ 199 019,16
Universitatsstrasse 2
45141 Essen
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandra Kramm (Mrs.)
EU contribution
€ 227 872,88
Von Kraemers Alle 4
751 05 Uppsala
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Biplab Sanyal (Dr.)