This course introduces the students to recording head technology in hard disc drive industry. It covers both current recording technology and future technology with practical process in Hard Disk Drive (HDD) manufacturing.
Magnetic Recording Basics. Magnetic Recording Heads. Thin Film Head Fabrication. Tests of Recording Heads. Basic Disk Drives. The Giant Magneto-Resistive (GMR). Effect. Spin Valve (SV) Head. GMR Design.