Product Sector: Information and Communications Technology → Data Storage
High-density digital recording requires an extremely thin recording layer. As opposed to ATOMM (Advanced Super Thin Layer & High Output Metal Media Technology) technology, which was the first technology to allow the production of submicron-scale thin metal coatings, Nanocubic technology allows the production of nanometer-scale ultra-thin coatings (one nanometer = one-billionth of a meter). In addition, nano-particle technology is employed to create magnetic needle-shaped metal particles and plate-shaped barium-ferrite particles that are only a few tens of namometers in size, and a new high-molecular binder material and nano-dispersion technology are used to ensure uniform dispersion of the particles. Using Nanocubic technology, it is now possible to create data cartridges that offer low noise, excellent storage characteristics, and capacities in excess of one terabyte.
Fujifilm nanocubic is a combination of 3 unique nano technologies.
1. Coating Technology
An advanced precision coating process creates layers 5 times thinner than exsiting technologies.
Structural Comparison of Magnetic Media
2. Particle Technology
Creates two unique new ferromagnetic particles that are both just tens of nanometers in size:acicular ferromagnetic alloy and tabular ferromagnetic hexagonal barium ferrite.
Microscopic Comparison of Magnetic Particles
3. Dispersion Technology
Employing a specially formulated polymer binder creates even dispersion and uniform packed structure.