Description:  This scanning electron microscope image shows an actuator that moves a probe tip up and down. The probe tip is the small rectangle set on the near edge of the larger, waffle-shaped rectangle. CMU researchers plan to use an array of 6,400 of these actuators and tips to read and write data in a storage device built on a chip.
Source:  Carnegie Mellon University
Story:  Disk-on-a-chip takes shape
TRN October 25, 2000
TRN Categories:  MicroElectroMechanical Systems (MEMS); Data Storage Technology
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