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English to Chinese translations [PRO] Tech/Engineering - IT (Information Technology) / bacteria-based storage system
English term or phrase:self-assembled tracks
According to University of Wisconsin professor Franz Himpsel, in 1959 Richard Feynman gave a visionary talk titled "There's Plenty of Room at the Bottom," in which he asked whether it would be possible to shrink devices all the way down to the atomic level. At the time, he predicted that all printed information accumulated over the centuries since the Gutenberg Bible would someday be able to be stored in a cube of material 1/200 of an inch wide, which is barely visible to the naked eye. Feynman believed that the ultimate storage medium would store a bit in a single atom, with a few atomic spaces between bits in order to prevent them from coupling.
In 2002, a two-dimensional version of Feynman's atomic memory was formed on the surface of silicon by a small amount of gold, which triggered the formation of self-assembled tracks. It looks similar to a CD-ROM, but the scale is nanometers instead of micrometers. Therefore, the storage density, which is based on the ability to store one bit of data on one atom, is a million times higher.