Researchers develop 25TB titanium-oxide disc

The material - which AFP described as a new crystal form of titanium oxide - is reportedly capable of switching back and forth between metal and semiconductor states when exposed to light.

"A material that changes color with light can be used in storage devices, as colors reflect light differently to contain different information. [So this is] promising as a material for a next-generation optical storage device," Shin-ichi Ohkoshi, chemistry professor at the University of Tokyo, told AFP.

"[And] Titanium oxide's market price is about one-hundredth of the rare element - germanium-antimony-tellurium - that is currently used in rewritable Blu-ray discs and DVDs. [So], you don't have to worry about procuring rare metals. Titanium oxide is cheap and safe, already being used in many products ranging from face powder to white paint."

Ohkoshi added that he was planning to kick off talks with private-sector companies over potential "commercialization" of the material.

Source: TG Daily

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
Amazon's service is rumored to arrive in 2020
 
Criminal Elements will bring the same thrilling experience to Android and iOS users
 
Rumors on the next-generation iPhone are piling up
 
The LPDDR4X chips and up to 1.5x faster achieving data transfer speeds of around 6,400Mbps
 
Google has made it possible to monitor free space from within the Play Store
 
The company is contemplating to restructure and introduce a fresh strategy soon
 
New iPhone XR model also expected this year
 
Tony Blevins told the court Apple was looking into potentially using MediaTek and Samsung to supply the chips
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (13)