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High-Density Magnetic Data Storage Using Acoustic Strain

School of EECS, Oregon State University, OR, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

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.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Website: http://eecs.oregonstate.edu

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