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Information Storage With Scanning Tunneling Microscope

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000035400D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-28

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Aviram, A Chaudhari, P Feenstra, R Seiden, PE [+details]

Abstract

High density, archival storage and retrieval of binary data on a molecular scale can be accomplished by using the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope to change the molecules of a storage medium between two stable states.