Patent Number: 6,984,422

Title: Photo process to improve tribological performance of thin lubricant film

Abstract: A system and method for improving the durability and reliability of recording media used in hard drives is disclosed. A protective overcoat made of diamond like carbon (DLC) is first deposited over a magnetic layer. A lubricant layer, typically containing Moresco lubricant or a perfluoropolyether (PFPE), is then deposited over the protective overcoat. Finally, the lubricant layer is exposed to ultraviolet (UV) light for a period of time.

Inventors: Liu; Jianwei (Fremont, CA), Stirniman; Michael Joseph (Fremont, CA)

Assignee: Seagate Technology LLC

International Classification: G11B 5/84 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/10/02018