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An Investigation of the Magnetic Head-Magnetic Tape Contact

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Basic factors determining the conditions of dynamic contact between magnetic head and magnetic tape are considered; namely, air film lubrication, anticlastic tape curvature, and incompatibility of longitudinal tape bending with the head mirror curvature. Recommendations for constructing the head-tape system are given.

JAES Volume 20 Issue 6 pp. 470-474; August 1972
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