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Data Storage System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000041135D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-02

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Auerbach, DJ Rettner, CT [+details]

Abstract

An optical or magnetic storage system and method are disclosed using scanning tunneling microscopy (STM) technology wherein laser or particle-beam induced phase changes are used to write information on an optical disk by change in state of the coating on a magnetic disk by polymerization or electroerosion of the coating.