Quantized magnetic disks (QMDs) consisting of longitudinal single-domain Ni bars with densities from 3 Gbits/in2 to 10 Gbits/in2 were fabricated using nanoimprint lithography and a lift-off process. Two different types of MFM tips were used in the writing and reading process, one for erasing and writing, another for reading; both were magnetically 'hard'. The QMDs were first erased by aligning all bars with the write-tip scanning the entire sample, then written using lithography software in NanoScope III. Error-free results were obtained up to 7.5 Gbits/in2 despite the poorly-defined magnetic field from the write-tip and despite not having a feedback control for the write-tip position.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
- Electrical and Electronic Engineering