Although the ATOMM technology made submicron metal coating possible, a much thinner magnetic layer was required in order to achieve high resolution for higher recording density. FUJIFILM’s NANOCUBIC technology has made possible an ultra-thin magnetic layer, nano-coating technology, which is about one tenth of the thickness of magnetic layers under the ATOMM technology.
Fujifilm innovation has been the cornerstone of numerous technological advances over the years. Fujifilm’s R&D in BaFe- particle tape promises to be another milestone development. This next-generation magnetic tape is already known to expand capacity. Recently, Fujifilm conducted vigorous tests for long-term magnetism and stability, proving that BaFe also maintains its initial coercivity and friction coefficient for 30 years with no deterioration in performance.
Fujifilm, in cooperation with IBM, has demonstrated a world record of density on linear magnetic tape: 29.5 billion bits per square inch using Barium Ferrite particles. This points to the possibility of developing a single tape cartridge with 35 terabytes capacity.