Patent Number: 8,441,758

Title: Self-assembly structures used for fabricating patterned magnetic media

Abstract: Methods of defining servo patterns and data patterns for forming patterned magnetic media are described. For one method, a lithographic process is performed to define a servo pattern in servo regions on a substrate. The lithographic process also defines a first data pattern in data regions of the substrate. The first data pattern is then transferred to (i.e., etched into) the data regions. Self-assembly structures are then formed on the data pattern in the data regions to define a second data pattern. The servo pattern is then transferred to the servo regions and the second data pattern is transferred to the data regions. Thus, the servo pattern is defined through lithographic processes while the data pattern is defined by a combination of lithographic processes and self-assembly.

Inventors: Albrecht; Thomas R. (San Jose, CA), Wu; Xiao Z. (San Jose, CA), Yang; Henry Hung (San Jose, CA)

Assignee: HGST Netherlands, B.V.

International Classification: G11B 5/82 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 2021-05-14 0:00:00