New Method Of Photon Spinning Offers Chance For Exponentially Faster Data Access

June 1, 2009

Europe (ChattahBox) – A new discovery published on has shown that a breakthrough in data storage and access is on it’s way that could accelerate storage and retrieval of data on hard discs by up to 100,000 times.

French scientist Albert Fert and German physicist Peter Gruenberg have discovered a way to use magnetic fields to increase data output, offering a possibility for faster data access.

While the method is not ready for consumer electronics, as the lasers needed are too large to create the same effect on a scale for various appliances and technology, there is a real chance for miniaturization, and various manufacturers have already shown an interest in taking that project on.

The lasers themselves are being called femtosecond lasers, which use spinners to manipulate particles of light. This, in turn, creates small blasts of electromagnetic energy, which transfers data at a faster rate then ever before.

A study on the discovery was published in Nature Physics.


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