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35 bits per electron!

Received: 28Jan2009

One Bit Per Atom - Child's Play

Chris Moon, Hari Manoharan and Laila Mattos are working on a sub-atomic writing project, They say: "... in this experiment we've stored some 35 bits per electron to encode each letter. And we write the letters so small that the bits that comprise them are subatomic in size. So one bit per atom is no longer the limit for information density. There's a grand new horizon below that, in the subatomic regime. Indeed, there's even more room at the bottom than we ever imagined."