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Will an atomically thin magnetic device lead to new memory technologies?




May 3, 2018
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University of Washington
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Scientists have discovered a method to encode information using magnets that are just a few layers of atoms in thickness. This breakthrough may revolutionize both cloud computing technologies and consumer electronics by enabling data storage at a greater density and improved energy efficiency.
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https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/05/180503142759.htm

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They have some issues to work out, like the temperatures required for it to work, but yes, it does sound pretty good so far.
Increased memory storage will be needed for the powerful computers that are in the works.
In a relatively short time we've gone from tapes, to floppy discs, to smaller discs, to CD type discs, which are also getting smaller.
I'm sure you've seen the old sci-fi movies where computers all had these reel to reel tapes for memory storage. Oh.... And a lot of flashing lights.

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