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W. J. Gallagher ; Exploratory Nonvolatile Memories, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA ; S. S. P. Parkin

Papers in a previous issue of this journal [Volume 42, Number 1, 1998] covered advances in metallic magnetic multilayer films, including giant magnetoresistance, oscillatory interlayer exchange, and related effects. To a large extent, those advances made possible significant improvement in read-head sensors for magnetic disk drive systems, leading to a remarkable 60% annual growth rate of areal bit density in magnetic recording systems over the last 15 years!

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IBM Journal of Research and Development  (Volume:50 ,  Issue: 1 )