Magnetic thin film
Chaudhari, Praveen Thomas J. Watson Research Center, IBM Corporation, Yorktown Heights, New York.
Last reviewed:January 2020
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A sheet of magnetic material with a thickness of a few micrometers or less, used in the electronics industry. Magnetic films can be single-crystal, polycrystalline, amorphous, or multilayered in the arrangement of their atoms. Applications include magnetooptic storage, inductive recording media, magnetoresist sensors, and thin-film heads. See also: Computer storage technology; Magnetic recording; Magnetooptics; Magnetoresistance
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