A Data Storage Material Characterisation System
Hard disk drives (HDDs) are one of the major users of nanotechnology and the magnetic disk coatings that store the data are advanced nanostructures. Characterisation of these nano-engineered surfaces requires the development of novel measurement techniques, computer controlled instrumentation and characterisation of sample materials in order to understand error modes and risks of data loss. The objectives and emphasis of the project can be varied to suit the student but will be primarily experimental which would suit a graduate of electrical/electronic engineering, Physics or similar disciplines with a significant experimental measurement component. The research would take place within the Nano Engineering & Storage Technologies Research Group http://nest.cs.manchester.ac.uk/ and the Manchester Centre for Mesoscience & Nanotechnology http://nanotech.cs.man.ac.uk/ .