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Storing Data in Individual Molecules


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Graphene fragments

The new molecules are known as "graphene fragments," because they largely consist of flat sheets of carbon (which are attached to zinc atoms). That makes them easier to align during deposition, which could simplify the manufacture of molecular memories.

Credit: Christine Daniloff/MIT

Moore's law—the well-known doubling of computer chips' computational power every 18 months or so—has been paced by a similarly steady increase in the storage capacity of disk drives.

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