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November 17th, 2004

Nanomechanical memory demoed

Abstract:
A team at Boston University has made a minuscule mechanical memory cell from silicon, the stuff of computer chips. The memory device is a beam that is clamped at both ends. "If you take a metallic ribbon... and compress it from both sides, it buckles into one of the two possible states: away from you or towards you," said Mohanty. "Our idea was to use the two buckled states as 0 and 1 for information storage," he said.

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