Data Storage Technology Using Crystals

Data Storage Technology Using Crystals

Do you remember the movie Superman who was chatting with his father using holographic projections that data is stored in a crystal prism? Turns data storage technology uses the crystal Superman is no longer just a fantasy. A group of scientists from the University of Southampton have made a big step in the world of data storage that can last for a period of up to billions of years. By using nano-glass structure, the researchers managed to develop the process of recording and retrieval of data through technology 5-dimensional digital data femtosecond laser.

Nano-crystal technology used in ‘flash’, making him capable of storing up to 360 terabytes of data! Thermal endurance is able to reach 1000 ° C, and even durability to survive until the time is almost unlimited if stored at room temperature (13.8 billion years at a temperature of 190 ° C). With great technology that makes us into a new era in data storage. With the great ability, storage using these crystals would be very suitable for use by agencies with large data storage requirements for long periods of time such as the National Archives, libraries, museums, or also other major companies are similar.

One of the world’s most important documents that have been stored in the disk, these crystals is the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). This document recorded using ultra-fast laser, produces short light pulse intensity and super fast. The document is written on three sheets of separate nano crystal structure thickness of 5 micrometers. This technology stores data through a five-dimensional (5D) parameters including height, length, width, orientation, and position of the light pulse is recorded in the nano-crystals.

Professor Peter Kazansky, from the University of Southampton say “It’s nice knowing that we managed to create a technology that can store documents and information that can be saved for future generations. This technology can securely store evidence of our life, that all what we have learned will not be forgotten. “

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