Among many organic vapor contaminations released from structural components of hard disk drives, organic sioloxanes are particularly ominous, as they can be released in a relatively large quantity. Adherence of organic pollutants to the disk surface is a factor that hinders the normal operation of the head and the disk surface. It is known that volatile siloxane oligomers such as D4 (octamethyl cycletetrasiloxane) often form cyclic polydimethylsiloxane polymers in the presence of acidic catalysts. We investigated the reaction between D4 and some carbon materials such as diamond-like carbon in hard disk and graphite. The effect of the protection of carbon materials by Perfluoropolyether (PFPE) lubricants was observed.

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