Tiny terabytes – storing data in a single molecule

Storage of larger and larger quantities of data is constantly taking up smaller and smaller amounts of physical space. But what about storing data in a single molecule? Since the early 1990s single molecule magnets (SMMs) have been explored as a means of data storage and recent research at the University of Nottingham has produced […]

Every mushroom cloud has a silver lining

Uranium could be the storage medium of the future, according to a new paper in Nature Chemistry from researchers at the University of Nottingham. While using a by-product from uranium enrichment may not exactly be everyone’s first choice for a data storage medium, the team, led by Dr Steve Liddle, believe that the magnetic properties […]