Proteins produce nano-magnetic computer memory

April 28, 2003 | Source: news service

Computer hard drive capacity could be increased a hundredfold by using the protein apoferritin (the main molecule in which iron is stored in the body) to fabricate nanoscale magnetic particles, claims UK company Nanomagnetics.

Each particle can store a bit of information; they can be packed onto a disk drive at much greater density than with existing hard disk manufacturing methods.