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Elements S3 • E42

Here’s How We Could Store Data on a Single Atom

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Published on Nov 27, 2018

Data storage is getting smaller and smaller, but what’s the limit?

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Scientists Have Found a New Way of Storing Information in a Single Atom
https://www.sciencealert.com/scientis...
“Humanity is producing so much data every single minute that we either need to slow down, or scientists need to crack the problem of finding better ways of storing that data ASAP. Now, new research has taken us one step closer to the ultimate in compact data storage: putting data on a single atom.”

A step closer to single-atom data storage
https://phys.org/news/2018-07-closer-...
“Despite the rise of solid-state drives, magnetic storage devices such as conventional hard drives and magnetic tapes are still very common. But as our data-storage needs are increasing at a rate of almost 15 million gigabytes per day, scientists are turning to alternative storage devices.”


A single-atom magnet breaks new ground for future data storage
https://actu.epfl.ch/news/a-single-at...
“Magnetic storage devices such as computer hard drives or memory cards are widespread today. But as computer technology grows smaller, there is a need to also miniaturize data storage. This is epitomized by an effort to build magnets the size of a single atom.”

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