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Applied Nanotechnology by Jeremy Ramsden

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CHAPTER 7 Information Technologies

It has already been pointed out that in information processing (including data storage) applications, nanotechnology offers many advantages because the intrinsic lower limit of the representation of one bit of information is around the atomic (nano) scale. The process of nanification of information processing technology is well represented by Moore’s law—which in its original form states that the number of components (i.e., resistors, capacitors and resistors) per chip doubles each year.1 When Moore revisited this prediction 10 years later,2 he somewhat refined this statement, pointing out that the result was the consequence of three technological developments: increasing area per chip, decreasing feature size ...

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