Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A truly atomic-scale 'bit'...

has been created by researchers at IBM, reaching the smallest physical limit for a memory element: Magnetic Memory Miniaturized to Just 12 Atoms.  For comparison, present technology uses about one million atoms to achieve the same memory state.  Amazing.

I guess this effectively defines the upper limit of Moore's Law, at least insofar as conventional integrated circuit technology goes.

RELATED:  So maybe this is the future at the subatomic scale - so-called quantum computing - by controlling the spin of electrons: Ten-Second Dance of Electrons Is Step Toward Exotic New Computers. Like I said before, amazing.

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