IBM Created the World’s Smallest Magnet – an Atom

IBM Created the World’s Smallest Magnet – an Atom

IBM Created the World's Smallest Magnet - an Atom

IBM created the world’s smallest magnet using a single atom, and used it to store computer data.

IBM Research has invented the world’s smallest magnet, using a single atom, and stored one bit of data on it.

Above, a single atom of holmium.  Credit IBM Research – Almaden



This tiny advancement in storage technology, is a big deal. Given that m

According to IBM modern hard drives need about 100,000 atoms to store a single bit.

The new development can store the entire iTunes catalog of 35 million tracks, on a disk the size of a credit card!

IBM Created the World's Smallest Magnet - an Atom



The San Jose, California based team how achieved the ultimate storage feat.  Credit IBM Research

via engadget

By |2017-03-10T10:52:10+03:00Mar 10, 2017|Categories: Computers|Tags: , |

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  1. Nathaniel R. Hosea 2017/03/10 at 22:27 - Reply

    Will IBM’s breakthrough allow better communications in the Mars space program to US probes?

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