High-Density Data Storage on Nanoparticle Films

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As we generate more and more data, the need for high-density data storage that remains stable over time is becoming critical. New nanoparticle-based films developed by team of researchers led by Shencheng Fu from Northeast Normal University in China are more than 80 times thinner than a human hair may help to fill this need by providing materials that can holographically archive more than 1000 times more data than a DVD in a 10-by-10-centimeter piece of film. The new technology could one day enable tiny wearable devices that capture and store 3-D images of objects or people.

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