Effect of slider load on the wear debris contamination tendency of head/slider

Koo Hyun Chung, Kum Hwan Cha, Dae Eun Kim

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A study was conducted to observe the wear debris contamination behavior of a head/slider by using a constant speed drag testing method. For this study, DLC coated silicon planar nano-sliders and commercially available magnetic disks were used. Experiments were conducted in a Class 100 clean hood at room temperature and a relative humidity of about 20%. Experimental results show that wear debris tend to accumulate at the leading edge of the slider during the initial stage of sliding. Further, the debris was found to move into the sliding interface.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)AC-02
JournalDigests of the Intermag Conference
Publication statusPublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Magnetics Conference 'Digest of Intermag 99' - Kyongju, South Korea
Duration: 1999 May 181999 May 21

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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