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September 8th, 2004

Nickel 'nanodots' could mean tiny hard drives

Abstract:
Nanoscopic dots of nickel that could be used to store terabytes of data in a computer chip just a few centimetres wide have been created by US researchers.

Each "nanodot" consists of a discrete ball of several hundred nickel atoms and can have one of two magnetic states. This allows them hold a single bit of information, as a "1" or a "0". (more on earlier article)

Source:
NewScientist

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