Stories by Arne Søiland

IBM scientist uses nanotech to create super memory

Without the research effort made by Stuart Parkin, it would not be possible to make iPods and other music-playing devices with hard disks. It was Parkin who, in 1991, discovered that the thickness of the non-magnetic layer between the magnetic layers in a hard disk creates large fluctuations between so-called parallel and antiparallel magnetization.