Featured Articles

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

IHS has told Recode that the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wifi costs only $275 to build -- not bad…

More...
LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

As Samsung is losing market share, another Korean company, which many had written off, is gaining.

More...
LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R is probably the best looking Android Wear device on the market and many have been waiting for…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 16 November 2012 11:25

Texas boffins increase density of HDD

Written by Nick Farrell



Not bad for a state which doesn't believe in evolution


Researchers at the University Texas took time out from their busy schedule of proving that the world is 6000 years old by coming up with a design that could circumvent some of the pressing limitations of data storage technology.

The researchers at the University of Texas were able to produce nanoscale self-assembling dots, and work around the limitations that hamper traditional designs. It means that cheap, reliable hard drives with record storage density. It all depends on a process to synthesise block copolymers, a material that can quickly self-assemble into dots that are less than 10 nanometers in size.

The polymer will follow any pattern etched into the surface on which it is deposited, which is perfect for disk drives. When the polymer is slapped on a properly prepared metal substrate it will conform itself and produce the required dot design with a high degree of accuracy.

The University is working with Hitachi Global Storage Technologies to try and adapt this technology to their products and integrate it into a mainstream manufacturing process.

Nick Farrell

E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments