Published on May 26th,2010 at 7:00 PM
By >Akihabara News Team

Japanese Scientists discovered new material for Super-Capacity Discs

University of TokyoScientists at the University of Tokyo have discovered a new compound, titanium pentoxide(Ti3O5), that can be used as optical data storage medium.

They treated the microscopic black crystals in the titanium pentoxide (Ti3O5) compound with laser light and observed that their structure changed in a way that made it difficult to conduct electricity. Hence the conclusion that they can be used as storage medium.

Regarding the gist of the matter..What would be the advantage of using that material instead of germanium or other rare materials used in the current Blu-ray discs, the answer is twofold. First of all, it is considered to be much less costly and can be produced in large quantities. And secondly, it can hold a whole lot more data than Blu-ray discs do. How much? Well, it seems a bit blurry there as Japanese newspaper Mainichi reports as 200 times more whereas the news agency AFP reports as more than 1,000 times more.  In the end of the day, no need to be grumpy, either case it offers a huge lot.

              
Japanese Scientists discovered new material for Super-Capacity Discs
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Comments
 

  • http://igtautomotive.com Paul

    “no need to be grumpy…” I think the expression you are looking for is ‘no need to fret’. Sure is interesting the advances in tokyo lately, with the 50tb tape and now this. Either way if it’s affordable/efficient Im all for it.

  • Me des

    …or “Don’t get your panties in a bunch”.

  • Mikael

    I don’t really care how much more it can hold. If it’s “much less costly and can be produced in large quantities” then that should equate to a disc medium that would end up being cheaper than blu-ray. I would prefer not to pay $25 for a new release movie just because it’s on blu-ray when I can still get it on DVD for $10 less. Now, would this also mean you would need a new player for the new disc, or would a blu-ray player be able to play it? With as big as blu-ray is now if it required a new player I don’t think many people would take to it.

  • cambio

    does this mean they’ve overcome the heat problem during the
    initial cooling process? otherwise, this is useless for
    real-world uses.

  • Iain

    Todai

  • richard ferdian pai

    the video welly good.. I like the video.. In spite of I don’t understand…

 

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