Terabit Magnetic Storage Technologies

 

Acronym: TERAMAGSTOR
Title: Terabit Magnetic Storage Technologies
Status: Active
Funding Organization: European Union

ICT-224001

NCSR D

Role:

Coordinator
Leader in charge: D. Niarchos
Start Date: 1/4/2008
Duration: 36 months
Project

Website:

www.teramagstor.eu
Summary The TERAMAGSTOR project aims through a “systems approach” at designing, fabricating and testing future perpendicular magnetic storage media with areal density larger than 1 Tbit/in2. To overcome the technological barriers limiting the areal density, the proposed approaches address both key media feasibility issues (thermal stability, writability, signal to noise ratio) and low-cost,high-throughput media fabrication methods.  

The approaches are based on the development of advanced film media (exchange spring and percolated media), nanolithographically patterned and  nanoparticles media patterned by templates through an integration of professional skills (chemists, physicists, engineers, materials scientists).The activity will cover media preparation and characterisation, magnetization reversal processes, numerical micromagnetic simulations, measurements of write/read  recording characteristics and signal modelling and processing.