smart surfaces

Data Storage

To push magnetic storage densities beyond current limits, new technologies such as bit patterned media (BPM) are being developed by the data storage industry. These technologies will improve cross talk and the thermal stability, thus enabling storage devices to surpass the current storage density limits..

The PFTL conducts experiments and modeling in order to address two major issues in validation, fabrication, and manufacturing of reliable disk drives: (i) the ability to produce highly planarized surfaces, and (ii) the affects of processing defects on chip design.


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