18-July, Delft – Scientists from the Technical University of Delft (TU Delft) are working on a data storage device that operates using single chlorine atoms on a copper surface. At the moment the test device holds one kilobyte, however in theory this technology could be leveraged to build devices 500 terabits per square inch. The team working on this has been led by Sander Otte, and he told the BBC, “In theory, this storage density would allow all books ever created by humans to be written on a single post stamp.” This technology is not yet ready for the market but has the potential to succeed current storage technologies. Read more about the subject in the publication “A kilobyte rewritable atomic memory“.

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