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Magnetic recording medium

Imported: 23 Feb '17 | Published: 14 Sep '04

Kouichi Masaki, Takako Ozawa

USPTO - Utility Patents

Abstract

A magnetic recording medium comprising: a support; and at least a magnetic layer comprising a hexagonal ferrite powder and a binder, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder is of magnetoplumbite type and has an average diameter of 15 to 35 nm and an alkaline earth element to iron ratio of 0.10 to 0.15 in terms of peak intensity ratio analyzed by electron spectroscopy for chemical analysis.

Description

BRIEF DESCRIPTION OF THE DRAWING

FIG. 1 graphically shows changes of Ba/Fe ESCA intensity ratio and Al/Fe ESCA intensity ratio of magnetic powders A, C, and D with etching time in ESCA.

Claims

1. A magnetic recording medium comprising:

2. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder comprises barium ferrite and doped barium ferrite.

3. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder has an average thickness of 2 to 15 nm.

4. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder has a BET specific surface area of 25 to 110 m

2/g.

5. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder has a water content of 0.3 to 2.0% by weight.

6. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder has pH of 5.0 to 12.

7. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder has a saturation magnetization of 40 A·m

2/kg or higher.

8. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the hexagonal ferrite powder has a coercive force of 135 to 440 kA/m.

9. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the magnetic layer further comprises at least one of a saturated fatty acid and a fatty acid ester as a lubricant.

10. The magnetic recording medium according to claim 1, wherein the support has no projections of 1 m or greater.