Gallery: IBM Creates The World’s Smallest Storage Device (And It’s 12 A...

 

Many of us use memory sticks and portable hard drives to carry data around with us – they have become a part of every day life and, like all devices, they’re getting smaller and smaller. However researchers at IBM have pushed the envelope and managed to store and retrieve digital data from the world’s smallest storage device – an array that is a mere 12 atoms in size! The breakthrough points the way to a new class of nanomaterials for next-gen memory chips and disk drives that will use less power and have larger capacities.

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