Effect of Pitch and Roll Static Angle on Lubricant Transfer Between Disk and Slider
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- Pan, D., Ovcharenko, A., Yang, M. et al. Tribol Lett (2014) 53: 261. doi:10.1007/s11249-013-0264-1
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A precision spin stand was used to study the effects of pitch static angle and roll static angle on lubricant transfer between a disk and a slider in a hard disk drive. The lubricant distribution on the slider was determined by time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometry, while the lubricant distribution on the disks was obtained using optical surface analysis. Lubricant transfer from the disk to the slider was found to increase as a function of the pitch static angle of the slider. Negative roll static angles were found to have a larger effect on lubricant transfer and the formation of lubricant moguls than positive roll static angles. Suspension frequencies and pitch mode frequencies were observed in the lubricant mogul patterns for negative roll static angles.