TerraByte flash memory with carbon nanotubes Academic Article uri icon


  • Using the large maximal current density and the small diameter of carbon nanotubes, a flash memory arrangement is proposed. It makes use of the spin sensitive transport through hybrid conductor junctions. This memory contains no moving mechanical part and a single layer's theoretical information density can reach beyond 40 Gbit cm2. It is easy to build a three-dimensional memory structure. Then, the theoretical capacity can reach beyond 1015 bit cm3 (1000 Terrabit cm3), which means that a memory with 1 cm area and 1 mm thickness could have about 10 TerraByte capacity. 2005 American Institute of Physics.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Kish, L. B., & Ajayan, P. M.

citation count

  • 13

complete list of authors

  • Kish, LB||Ajayan, PM

publication date

  • January 2005