University of Washington Molecule Discovery Opens Computer, Medical Possibilities

Published: Jan 28, 2013

A joint U.S./China research project may have just opened the door on a cleaner, cheaper, and more efficient way to store computer memory and monitor health. Currently our devices store memory in crystals made of lead and other metals. They do a good job but have limitations and produce pollution before, during and after their use. Scientists at the University of Washington and Southeast University in China say they have found a new organic way to get the job done with all the efficiency and none of the side effects. They've discovered the unlimited potential of a molecule made of carbon, hydrogen and bromide, full name: diisopropylammonium bromide.

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