Nowadays, heat assisted magnetic recording (HAMR) technology has been proposed to reach higher storage density. In this paper, the molecular dynamic (MD) simulation method is used to investigate the damage and recovery of the lubricant perfluoropolyethers (PFPE) layer under rapid heating and cooling in HAMR. Full-atom model for three-dimensional slider-lubricants-disk substrate system are built. The lubricant adheres to the diamond like carbon (DLC) substrate, and the space between slider and lubricant is filled with helium atoms. The results show that with higher heating speed, the PFPE will be easier to evaporate and form lubricant bridge. In addition, the thickness and stability of the lubricant bridge are significantly affected by the heating speed and the rotation speed of disk.

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