Scientists from Manchester University have proved that storing data with the help of magnetic molecules is not only realistic, but also extremely effective.
The study was conducted under the supervision of Dr. David Mills and Dr. Nicholas Chilton, from the School of Chemistry. It shows that the magnetic memory effect, which is a prerequisite for any data storage, is possible in individual molecules at a temperature of -213 ° C, which is extremely close to the temperature of liquid nitrogen (-196 ° C).
The result means that data storage at the molecular level can become a reality very soon.
The potential for data storage at the molecular level is truly enormous. At the consumer level, molecular technologies could store more than 200 terabytes of data per square inch – this is 25,000 GB of information that contained approximately the size of a coin, compared to the last Apple iPhone 7 with a maximum storage of 256 GB.