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Capture of Nanomagnetic 'Fingerprints' a Boost for Next-generation Information Storage Media


January 28, 2009

magnetic fingerprint A technique of capturing the magnetic "fingerprints" of magnetic nanostructures--even when they are buried within the boards and junctions of an electronic device--has been developed by a team of researchers at the University of California, Davis. The technique should serve as a valuable tool in the development of next-generation storage and recording media by contributing to the understanding of how to encode information with nanomagnetic arrays. Full Story

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