Magneto-resistive Heads

Magneto-resistive Heads : Fundamentals and Applications

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The intent of the book is to discuss the physics and engineering of magneto-resistive heads which are playing an extremely important role in the modern technology of hard disk drives. The book is comprehensive and self-contained. Most of the material is presented in a non-mathematical manner to make it more digestible for students and practical engineers. Each chapter concludes with a listing of the principle references in order to facilitate the reader's further study. The author is a well-recognised expert in the field and published The Foundations of Magnetic Recording with Academic Press in 1987.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 250 pages
  • 156.7 x 234.4 x 16.3mm | 452.86g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • 106 figures, bibliography, index
  • 0124666302
  • 9780124666306

Table of contents

(Chapter Headings): B, H, and M Fields. The Writing Process. The Reading Process. The Anisotropic Magneto-Resistive Effect. Vertical Biasing Techniques. Horizontal Biasing Techniques. Hunt's Unshielded Horizontal and Vertical Magneto-Resistive Heads (MRHs). Single-Element Shielded Vertical Magneto-Resistive Heads. Flux-Guide and Yoke-Type Magneto-Resistive Heads. Double-Element Magneto-Resistive Heads. Comparison of Shielded Magneto-Resistive Heads and Inductive Head Outputs. The Giant Magneto-Resistive Effect. Spin Valve and Granular Giant Magneto-Resistive Heads. Simplified Design of a Shielded Magneto-Resistive Head. Read Amplifiers and Signal-To-Noise Ratios. Appendix. Bibliography. Index.
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About John C. Mallinson

Isaak D. Mayergoyz received his Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Cybernetics of the Ukrainian Academy of Sciences, Kiev, in 1968, where he worked until 1979 as a Senior Scientist. Dr. Mayergoyz is a Fellow of IEEE, a Research Fellow of General Electric Research and Development Center, and a Distinguished Lecturer of the Magnetic Society of IEEE. He has served on the Edison Medal committee of the IEEE Award Board. He is currently an editor of the journal IEEE Transactions on Magnetics, and is a member of the Administrative Committee of the Magnetic Society of IEEE. Dr. Mayergoyz emigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union in 1980 and has been a Professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Maryland, College Park, since 1981. As an educator he has received the George Corcoran Memorial Award for significant contributions to Electrical Engineering Education, the Outstanding Professor Award, and an Outstanding Teacher Award from the University of Maryland--where he also received the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award in 1994. Professor Mayergoyz has published five scientific books and more than 200 journal articles. His research interests are in the areas of power engineering, magnetics, computation electromagnetics, semiconductor devices, superconductivity and applied mathematics.
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Review quote

This book is particularly valuable for its discussions. With his very good feeling (or better formulated: experience), John Mallinson consistently finds a good balance between evaluating or presenting equations and discussing relationships, methods and schemes for different applications. In addition, this book is very readable and never dull, and, therefore, highly recommmendable! --READ-WRITE 96-27
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