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Abstract or Description
Cross-plane thermal conductivity k th measurements of vertical stacks of FePt/C were used to estimate the in-plane thermal conductivity of Heat Assisted Magnetic Recording (HAMR) media that consist of columnar FePt grains segregated by thin C grain boundaries. FePt/C multilayers with varied repeat units and FePt layer thicknesses (chosen to represent HAMR media grain sizes) were measured using Frequency-Domain Thermoreflectance to determine k th in the direction normal to the layers. The data suggest that when FePt grains are less than 8 nm in diameter, the in-plane k th for HAMR media is below 1 W/m-K and the anisotropy of k th (cross-plane/in-plane) will exceed 10.
Applied Physics Letters, 103, 131907.