Sources: University of New South Wales, Nature Nanotechnology, IBM
quote: The possibility of petabyte (1,000 terabyte) drives may seem extravagant and unnecessary, but mankind will surely eventually require them -- recall megabyte sized drives were once viewed as of questionable necessity.
quote: Also that phosphorous is pretty reactive.
quote: Silicon guides then attached nanowires to the device, allowing the single-atom transistor's switching properties to be measured.
quote: We've got to figure out how to make these things smaller!
quote: recall megabyte sized drives were once viewed as of questionable necessity.