Barium Ferrite (BaFe) is a new type of magnetic particle which can be greatly reduced in size to improve recording density without magnetic signal loss:
- Fujifilm's LTO 7 and future generations of LTO will use BaFe particles with NANOCUBIC technology for a thin and uniformly coated magnetic layer.
- BaFe is already used and proven in enterprise products such as Oracle's T10000 and IBM's 3592 tape cartridges.
- Fujifilm patented technology.
(FeCo alloy) LTO 5
(BaO(Fe2O3)6 Oxide) Current
(BaO(Fe2O3)6 Oxide) Future
MP and BaFe Tape Surface Comparison
Scanning Electron Microscope image of the tape surface: MP and BaFe particles appearance as coated onto the tape support. Note the relative size and shape differences.