Tiny capacitor, big capacity

Subject: General Tech | June 24, 2008 - 11:41 AM |
Tagged:

Drop by Ars Technica for an overview, and link to, a paper on using ferroelectric nanocapacitors as a storage medium.  The papers claim of one Tb/inch2 is a bit of an exaggeration for their current process, but as lithography progresses, the terabyte may be in reach.  If they can advance it quickly enough, we may see a whole new type of solid state storage.

"Storage - there is never enough of it. I still remember when I thought my 700MB hard drive was huge... until I tried to copy an

entire CD onto it for faster access. After that, I spent a period stuck choosing music to stick on my three GB hard drive. Two

weeks ago, I ditched six months' worth of simulation data because my 320GB hard drive was full. One TB of new drive later, and

I'm wondering how soon it will be before I start feeling the squeeze again. Maybe never, if some of the latest research coming

out of Korea and Germany bears fruit."

Here is some more Tech News from around the web:

Tech Talk

Source: Ars Technica