High-Density Magnetic Data Storage Using Acoustic Strain
School of EECS, Oregon State University, OR, United States
Present day hard disk drives employ storage media with high coercivity to ensure data are stable to loss. In our technology, otherwise unwritable high coercivity media are made writeable by temporarily and locally lowering the coercivity using strain effected by focusing acoustic waves.
Primary Application Area: Electronics, Sensors & Communications
Technology Development Status: Concept
Technology Readiness Level: TRL 2
FIGURES OF MERIT
Value Proposition: Offers the possibility of high-density data storage with simpler integration and reliable operation of components.
Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab
GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES
Government Funding/Support to Date: Currently funded by a technology translation grant from the National Science Foundation (Accelerating Innovation Research) and the Oregon State University.
Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University
Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners