A Disrupted Organic Film: Could Memories Be Made of This?
For the first time, Chinese scientists have shown that nanometer-sized dots
of information can be written on a thin film and erased. The work suggests
that an organic film, altered electrically to create such dots, could hold a
million times more data than a CD-ROM. Calculations by Karl Sohlberg, a
theoretical chemist in ORNL's Solid State Division, have enhanced the
understanding of the mechanism behind this discovery. The results of the
collaborative research, which also involved the University of Chicago, were
published in the February 21, 2000, issue of Physical Review Letters.
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