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Self assembled nanoparticles and nanopatterned arrays for high density magnetorecording

Objective

The project aims at the development of advanced magnetic media for ultra-high density magneto recording (above 200 Gbits/in²) using low-cost, environmentary friendly processes such as self assembling and advanced and new nanotechnologies. The final goal is the fabrication of prototype hard disks, the evaluation of their performances and their industrial exploitation.
This will be pursued through
a) the preparation of high-coercive magnetic materials (Fe,Co)(Cr)(Pt,Pd) suitable to ensure reliable performance at high density (film deposition by sputtering, PLD and spin casting, chemical synthesis of self-assembled nanoparticles);
b) the fabrication of nanostructured arrays (dot size below 30 nm) by electron beam, nanoimprint, focused ion beam lithographies and a new nanopatterning technique (magnetoelastic anisotropy nanopatterning);
c) the characterization and modeling of their magnetic properties;
d) large area films deposition and nanopatterning e) read back signal modeling and processing.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL OF ITALY
Address
Via Del Fosso Del Cavaliere 100
00133 Roma
Italy

Participants (7)

CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE
France
Address
Route De Nozay
91460 Marcoussis
CONSEJO SUPERIOR DE INVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
Address
Isaac Newton 8
28760 Tres Cantos
NATIONAL CENTRE FOR SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH 'DEMOKRITOS'
Greece
Address
Patriarchou Grigoriou, Aghia Paraskevi
153 10 Athens
ST MICROELECTRONICS SRL.
Italy
Address
Via Tolomeo 1
20100 Cornaredo
UNAXIS DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
Germany
Address
Junkerstrasse 1
63755 Alzenau
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4, Case 174
75252 Paris
VIENNA UNIVERSITY OF TECHNOLOGY
Austria
Address
8,Karlsplatz 13
1040 Wien