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New graphene-based technology could replace flash memory

A research paper has pointed to the possibility of a new technology replacing flash memory in electronic devices. The graphene-based memory could offer a number of advantages over existing solutions, including cost savings and endurance improvements.

Professor David Wright, who authored the research paper, said that although the concept of graphene-based memory is not new, the hybrid technology in question could have a wide range of applications.

“Using graphene oxide to produce memory devices has been reported before, but they were typically very large, slow, and aimed at the ‘cheap and cheerful’ end of the electronics goods market,” Wright stated.

“Our hybrid graphene oxide-titanium oxide memory is, in contrast, just 50 nanometers long and 8 nanometers thick and can be written to and read from in less than five nanoseconds.”

[via Android Authority]