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Nano-Structured Glass Creates New Five-Dimensional Computer Memory
Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have
created new nano-structured glass and used it to create a new type of
computer memory. Since the team of researchers published their paper in
May this year, the new technology has been developed further and the
team has now adapted it for a five-dimensional optical recording
device. The new five-dimensional memory using the Nano Structured
Glass means that data can be stored on the glass will last forever.
Professor Peter Kazansky explains:
"Before this we had to use a spatial light modulator based on
liquid crystal which cost about £20,000,” – "Instead we have just put a
tiny device into the optical beam and we get the same result.”
The new nano-structured glass will be used with applications in
optical manipulation and will significantly reduce the cost of medical
imaging. More technical information on the new Nano-Structured Glass Computer Memory can be found on the Universities website.