Researchers at Rice University have discovered a way to use strips of graphite just 10 atoms thick for flash memory. Not only does this exceed, in tininess, current materials five-fold, but because the on/off switches of the digital realm can be controlled by two terminals with graphene, as opposed to the three required by current tech, storage capacity increases exponentially in the third dimension, thanks to stacked arrays.
I'm not going to pretend I fully understand all of this. But what it comes down to is a whole lot of storage in a small package. This method of storage also happens to be extremely power and heat efficient, and suited for harsh environments. It sounds like they're working on the logistics of churning out product, but professor James Tour says it's no big deal to grow the graphene in place. Cool.
Via Science Daily