Recording physics and organization of data on a disk

Bane V Vasic, Miroslav Despotović, Vojin Šenk

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The basic elements of a magnetic recording system are read/write head, which is an electromagnet with a carefully shaped ferrous core, and a rotating disk with a ferromagnetic surface. Since the core of the electromagnet is ferrous, the magnetic flux preferentially travels through the core. The core is deliberately broken at an air gap. In the air gap, the flux creates a fringing field that extends some distance from the core.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCoding and Signal Processing for Magnetic Recording Systems
PublisherCRC Press
ISBN (Electronic)9780203490310
ISBN (Print)9780849315244
StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science
  • General Engineering


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