GMR - Giant Magnetoresistive Heads     

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GMR - Giant Magnetoresistive Heads - overview


Physics Accomplishment | 1997

IBM researcher: Stuart Parkin

Where the work was done: IBM Almaden Research Center

What we accomplishedGMR [Giant Magnetorestive Heads] allows much denser disks with higher capacity. The heads are what read and write data to disk. (Stuart Parkin, pictured.)

Related links: IBM Research GMR Website

Image credit: Smarter Planet Blog (IBM)

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