- A team of researchers from an Australian university has developed a new [Register or Login to view links]
that could someday boost disc capacity by 10,000 times beyond today's standard 4.7GB DVDs, according to a study published in the [Register or Login to view links]
To quote: Researchers from Swinburne University of Technology, in Melbourne, said the technology, dubbed Multiplexed optical recording, can create a "fifth dimension" of recording using polarization and gold nanorods to reflect light, boosting data density beyond 1012 bits per centimeter.
The team was able to store 1.6TB of data on a disk with the technology, and said that someday the technique could yield up to 10TB on a single DVD-type disk.
"We were able to show how nanostructured material can be incorporated onto a disc in order to increase data capacity without increasing the physical size of the disc," said professor Min Gu
, one of the three researchers who co-authored the paper on the technology.
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