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Researchers from Kiel and Bochum develop new information storage device

Scientists from Kiel University and the Ruhr Universität Bochum (RUB) have developed a new way to store information that uses ions to save data and electrons to read data. This could enable the size of storage cells to be reduced to atomic dimensions. But that is not the only advantage of the new technology, as the researchers reported in the journal Scientific Reports. “Six plus seven makes three - plus one carried over”, calculated Professor Hermann Kohlstedt, Head of the Nanoelectronic group at Kiel University. This describes that storing information in the short or long term is important - even for the simplest calculations. Modern computers use this principle in practically every Bit (unit of measurement for the digital information content) and the almost unbelievable increase in performance over the last decade was based on a very simple rule: faster processors and more storage space.”

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