IBM Uses 36-Year-Old Microscope To Store Data In A Single Atom, Creates World’s Smallest Magnet


Using their Nobel-prize winning microscope, the researchers at IBM have devised a way to successfully read and write one bit of data on a single Holmium atom having magnetic nature. This can propel the development of hard drive solutions that would be 1000 times denser than the current HDDs and SSDs.

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