Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button

Home > News > Researchers aim for 200,000 DVDs on a disc

April 22nd, 2008

Researchers aim for 200,000 DVDs on a disc

Abstract:
The five-year, $1 million project at Swinburne University of Technology's Centre for Micro-Photonics is looking at how nanotechnology, particularly the use of nanoparticles, can be used to boost the amount of information contained on a disc.

"We have been researching the development of new recording material that can respond to multiple dimensions of recording laser light, which is basically from nanotechnology," project chief investigator James Chon said.

The ultimate aim is to include as much as a petabyte (one quadrillion bytes of data) on a single disc.

This is 20,000 times greater than the amount of data that can be stored on a Blu-ray disc, which uses a high-density optical format.

Funded by the Australian Research Council, the project aims to create next-generation discs using a number of techniques, the first of which involves dramatically increasing the number of layers in which data can be stored. Double-sided DVDs can have up to four layers, but the Swinburne team has experimentally demonstrated that it can increase storage capacity by up to 52 layers. "If we wanted to, we could go up to 200 and 300 layers," Dr Chon said.

Source:
australianit.news.com.au

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Starpharma initiates new DEPô drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

Ageing can drive progress: Population ageing is likely to boost medicine, nanotechnology and robotics, but increase political risks July 27th, 2016

WSU researchers 'watch' crystal structure change in real time: Breakthrough made possible by new Argonne facility July 27th, 2016

Enhancing molecular imaging with light: New technology platform increases spectroscopic resolution by 4 fold July 27th, 2016

Memory Technology

Making magnets flip like cats at room temperature: Heusler alloy NiMnSb could prove valuable as a new material for digital information processing and storage July 25th, 2016

Research team led by NUS scientists develop plastic flexible magnetic memory device: Novel technique to implant high-performance magnetic memory chip on a flexible plastic surface without compromising performance July 21st, 2016

The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles! July 21st, 2016

Smallest hard disk to date writes information atom by atom July 20th, 2016

Announcements

Starpharma initiates new DEPô drug delivery program with AstraZeneca July 27th, 2016

Ageing can drive progress: Population ageing is likely to boost medicine, nanotechnology and robotics, but increase political risks July 27th, 2016

WSU researchers 'watch' crystal structure change in real time: Breakthrough made possible by new Argonne facility July 27th, 2016

Enhancing molecular imaging with light: New technology platform increases spectroscopic resolution by 4 fold July 27th, 2016

Photonics/Optics/Lasers

Attosecond physics: Mapping electromagnetic waveforms July 25th, 2016

RMIT researchers make leap in measuring quantum states July 21st, 2016

The birth of quantum holography: Making holograms of single light particles! July 21st, 2016

Graphene photodetectors: Thinking outside the 2-D box July 21st, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic