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2D Metal to Replace Silicon in Memory??

Arthur Hanson

Active member
Researchers have discovered a way to use shifts between 2D layers of metal that may prove more dense than silicon for use in storage. Any thoughts or opinions on this would be welcome. Could this lead to other changes in the semi/nanotech sector or just be another scientific curiosity?


Daniel Payne

The article states that to read the data requires use of a magnetic field, but they don't provide any details for integrated circuitry that small at the nanometer level. My take is that this is pure research with no application. Just writing data is only half of the job of a memory circuit.