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May 16th, 2007

New look for optical data storage

Abstract:
The first optical memory element to be made from a single gallium nanoparticle could compete with DVD and hard disks.

Physicists in the UK have made the first optical memory element with information encoded in the structural phase of a single gallium nanoparticle. The new memory element is about the same size as bit cells in next-generation hard disks, but requires much less energy to switch from one state to another than current DVDs or DVRs.

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