As solid state drives capture an ever-increasing marketshare for storage media, researchers continue to seek out new materials for storage using nanomagnets. An alloy of iron and platinum with an ordered crystal structure shows promise based on research led by Professor Kai Liu and graduate student Dustin Gilbert at the University of California, Davis, Science Daily reports.(http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2013/05/130520163902.htm)
The alloy is resistant to the affects of heat, and can retain data at even extremely small nanomagnet sizes. The research team included experts from Seagate Technologies, an industry leader in storage technology.
Nanomagnet research for hard disk technology has been going on for decades, with researchers experimenting with ever-smaller nanomagnets made from a variety of materials. This new research offers the ability to create a nanomaterial with extremely thin layers of metal, using rapid thermal annealing to convert the layers into an ordered alloy. Researchers could adjust the magnetic properties and crystal structure of the alloy by adding small amounts of copper into specific regions.
These developments could result in higher density hard disk drives as the HDD revolution continues.
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