Patent Number: 6,251,231

Title: Manufacturing process for a magneto-resistive head accommodating a narrow gap

Abstract: A magneto-resistive (MR) head having a read element including two magnetic shield films, two magnetic gap films which separate the two magnetic shield films and which are held between the two magnetic shield films, and an MR element held between the two magnetic gap films, with the two magnetic gap films having a stress value of up to 200 MPa.

Inventors: Saito; Mikiko (Tokyo, JP), Suzuki; Fujio (Tokyo, JP)

Assignee: NEC Corporation

International Classification: G11B 5/39 (20060101); G11B 5/31 (20060101); G11B 5/23 (20060101); G11B 5/235 (20060101); C23C 014/34 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018