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May 11th, 2010

Lining Up "Nanodot" Memory

Abstract:
A more reliable way to grow magnetic nanoparticles could help create the densest form of computer memory yet. The new technique, developed by researchers at North Carolina State University, makes it possible to arrange magnetic "nanodots"--particles around six nanometers wide--in orderly arrays, making it easier to use them to store bits of information magnetically.

Jay Narayan, a professor of material science at North Carolina State University who led the work, says that a nanodot chip measuring one centimeter square could, in theory, store a terabit of data--50 times more than flash, the densest form of memory currently available.

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