Modern devices are made up of tiny crystals containing only about a million atoms (100 atoms in height, width, and thickness). A million of these devices can be placed about a million times on one coin, with each device switching at a rate of about a million times per second.
Scientists from the University of Tel Aviv have made the storage device 10 times smaller. It differs in its size – only two atoms. This is a special “film” that consists of two layers, each of which is one atom thick. In one layer there are boron atoms, in the second – nitrogen. Super thin film stores electrical information.
The authors of the development argue that the technology will improve the performance of electrical devices in several parameters – speed, density and energy consumption.
According to his colleagues, this revolutionary technology has applications in many areas, not just computer science.