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News Researchers claim 'molecular memory' breakthrough

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by bit-tech, 19 Oct 2018.

  1. bit-tech

    bit-tech Supreme Overlord Staff Administrator

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  2. Mr_Mistoffelees

    Mr_Mistoffelees Nebuchadnezzar's fixit man.

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    I know -196°C is not exactly practical but, an increase in the maximum operating temperature of more than 70°C, is still a massive step in the right direction.
     
  3. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    It's positively balmy. ;)

    Does this development mean we'll be able to levitate our HDD.
     
  4. cobalt6700

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    This has been partially tested at my work - saw a few bits on it months ago - some mad stuff.

    I may have a picture of the equipment used for development here if anyone is interested :)
     
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    You've got me interested now. What do you?
     
  6. cobalt6700

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    Wow. Any explanation of what's going on in this pic?
     
  8. cobalt6700

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    So this is a atom scale microscope. What you are looking at is the 'end station' where materials are subjected to a high intensity beam. Our scientists can then look at properties of materials in real time on an atomic scale :)

    This is the blurb from this particular microscopes (We call them 'Beamlines') scientist:

    The Nanoscience beamline exploits the brightest region in Diamond’s spectrum, providing a high photon flux density for soft X-ray experiments. It combines microfocused soft X-rays with variable linear and circular polarisation and X-ray photoelectron emission microscopy (PEEM) to provide spectroscopic data on nanometre length scales. The intense polarised beam can be focused to a spot several microns in diameter, allowing the PEEM to probe nanomagnetism and nanostructures.

    If you are interested in this sorta stuff, there are even public tours :) https://www.diamond.ac.uk/Public/VisitUs.html
     
  9. Corky42

    Corky42 What did walle eat for breakfast?

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    The creation of a singularity that's going to call forth our robot masters. :D
     
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    It baffles me seeing people with proper valuable jobs, I trade media space which feels like playing with Duplo in comparison!
     
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  11. Ramble

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    There is an insanely huge difference between how easy things are to do at LN2 temperature, LHe temperature and <1 K so this is a pretty cool advancement.


    See you there in a few weeks :)
     
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  12. cobalt6700

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    Are you coming to the open day? If so that is not one I'm in for :(
     
  13. Ramble

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    No, I work for a local company specialising in cryogenics.
     
  14. cobalt6700

    cobalt6700 Active Member

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    AS Scientific per chance?
     
  15. Ramble

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    No, bigger company but not far off in distance.
     
  16. cobalt6700

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    Fair enough :)

    Send me a PM if you fancy a look around :thumb:
     
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