IBM Discovers How to Store Data in a Dozen Atoms

January 13, 2012 No Comments

SOURCE: TechNewsWorld

Scientists at IBM have apparently discovered the absolute minimum amount of data required to store a bit of data: a dozen atoms. They stored code for the word “think” using under 100 iron atoms, using a scanning tunneling microscope to engineer antiferromagnetically coupled atoms that store data for hours at low temperatures.

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