Roughness of Thin Perfluoropolyether Lubricant Films : Influence on Disk Drive Technology

@inproceedings{Mate2001RoughnessOT,
  title={Roughness of Thin Perfluoropolyether Lubricant Films : Influence on Disk Drive Technology},
  author={C. Mathew Mate and Michael F Toney and K. Amanda Leach},
  year={2001}
}
In disk drive technology, lubricant thickness and roughness are important, but often overlooked, contributors to slider–disk spacing. In this paper, we use X-ray reflectivity to measure the thickness and lubricant–air roughness of a perfluoropolyether lubricant (Fomblin Zdol) on silicon wafers and carbon overcoats. For Zdol on smooth silicon, the roughness increases with increasing lubricant thickness consistent with capillary wave roughening. For Zdol on the rougher surface of amorphous… CONTINUE READING
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