Monte Carlo simulation of lubricant spreading on nitrogenated and hydrogenated carbon surfaces

X. Ma, Min C. Kim, Charles M. Schroeder, Stephen J. Vinay, Myung S. Jhon

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Abstract

The spreading properties of PEPE films, with and without reactive end groups (Fomblin-Zdol and Z), on various nitrogenated and hydrogenated carbon surfaces were examined for application to high-performance disk drives. To understand the spreading profiles observed from micro-ellipsometry measurements for these systems, a Monte Carlo (MC) simulation was performed. It was found that an extra ingredient was required to explain the spreading behavior of Zdol. Two novel modifications were thus established to overcome this limitation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalDigests of the Intermag Conference
StatePublished - Dec 1 1999
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the 1999 IEEE International Magnetics Conference 'Digest of Intermag 99' - Kyongju, South Korea
Duration: May 18 1999May 21 1999

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering

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