Atomic nib rewrites data storage record

Clery, Daniel
August 1991
New Scientist;8/24/91, Vol. 131 Issue 1783, p22
Reports on scientist Robert Barrett of the Edward L. Ginzton Laboratory in Stanford University, California's presentation of a technique for storing 10 billion bits of data, during a conference at Interlaken in Switzerland. Storage of small quantities of charge in a thin layer of insulator using an atomic force microscope (AFM); AFM capabilities; Comments of Dieter Pohl, head of the team studying scanning probe microscopy at IBM Zurich Research Laboratory, on the potential of the technique.


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