Robert F. Service, writing in the Dec. 22 issue of Science explores the role that nanotechnology will play in the future of disk-drive technology. In the piece, he cites the nanoimprint technology developed by Stephen Chou at Princeton as being promising in the never-ending quest to increase disk drives’ capacity while shrinking their size. Chou invented a technique for using e-beam lithography to create master stamps with tiny features that are imprinted into a malleable plastic.

Princeton Engineering just acquired a new e-beam writer, which will be used by Chou and his graduate students and many others at Princeton Engineering. Helena Gleskova, director of micro-nanfabrication, oversees the e-beam writer.

You can read the entire Science piece here.