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Ankita Katdare • Oct 12, 2016

1000x Faster Computer Memory Possible By Replacing Magnetic Fields With T-Rays

A team of researchers from Europe and Russian have gotten together to develop a new method for high-speed terahertz radiation (T-Rays) that could potentially speed up the process of resetting cells by 1000 times than what magnetic fields do. In a recent study titled 'Nonlinear spin control by terahertz-driven anisotropy fields', published in the journal Nature, the researchers have discussed how ultra fast memory in our computer systems is possible using 'T-Rays'.

The scientists believe that future of information technologies lies in the fields of spintronics, quantum computation and super fast data recording. This is possible only when they are able to achieve ultra speed spin control by light.


Terahertz radiation is famously used at airport scanners to prevent you from carrying harmful objects on the flight. In recent times, the researchers have explored with using the same technology for inspection of fragile texts and microchips.

In this research work, the scientists explore how a new electric dipole-mediated mechanism of nonlinear terahertz-spin coupling could increase computational speed of data storages. They have been able to establish that the terahertz radiation's effect was 10x greater than a traditional external magnetic field. However, they are yet to test their technology on actual computer memory cells.

It remains to be seen whether T-Rays will enter mainstream PCs in the near future. What are your thoughts about super fast computer memory? Share with us in comments below.

Source: Engadget | Image Credit: Nature World

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