Tuesday, February 12, 2008

More on Nanotechnology and Moore's Law

Another example of nanotechnologies and the remarkable staying power of Moore's Law can be found by reading a bit about optical phase change memory. A recent work by Bruno F. Soares, Fredrik Jonsson, and Nikolay I. Zheludev of the Optoelectronics Research Centre, University of Southampton, SO17 1BJ, United Kingdom entitled, "All-Optical Phase-Change Memory in a Single Gallium Nanoparticle" suggests to me there is still no end in site of our abilities to make technology faster and smaller and an ever increasing rate of change.

If I'm right in doing my math, then we are looking at almost a quarter of a terrabit per square inch! This is much greater storage than these blue laser DVDs - no?

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