Benjamin W. Chui/Hardcover/Published 1998.
Atomic Force Microscope Data Storage
describes a research collaboration between IBM Almaden and Stanford
University in which a new mass data storage technology was evaluated.
This technology is based on the use of heated cantilevers to form
submicron indentations on a polycarbonate surface, and piezoresistive
cantilevers to read those indentations.
Microcantilevers for Atomic Force Microscope Data Storage
describes how silicon micromachined cantilevers can be used for
high-density topographic data storage on a simple substrate such as
polycarbonate. The cantilevers can be made to incorporate resistive
heaters (for thermal writing) or piezoresistive deflection sensors
(for data readback).
The primary audience for Microcantilevers for Atomic ForceMicroscope Data Storage is industrial and academic workers in
the microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) area. It will also be of
interest to researchers in the data storage industry who are
investigating future storage technologies.