The field of materials science related to data storage applications (especially hard disk drives) is rapidly growing. Several innovations take place every year in order to keep the growth trend in the capacity of the hard disk drives. Moreover, magnetic recording is very complicated that it is quite difficult for new engineers and graduate students in the field of materials science or electrical engineering to grasp the subject with a good understanding. There are no competing books in this area, considering that a book that may look 50% similar to the proposed book was published in 2001. A span of 6 years is too long gap, considering the progress this field makes every year.
Keywords: Electronic Materials, data storage A*STAR MAGNETISM RECORDING MEDIA LONGITUDINAL magneto-resistive read head thin film media allen poh bruce terris hitachi GST Bruno Marchon ganping ju seagate guchang han jiangfeng hu kumar srinivasan Western Digital Corporation Luping Shi Naoki Honda, Tokoku Institute of Technolog, Rachid Sbiaa IEEE Magnetic Society DRAM PCRAM MRAM Magnetic random access memory phase change random access memory