Save your memories for Eternity
New technology enables storing data in glass for billions of years

Serendipity Photonics 

Serendipity Photonics is a research group at the University of Southampton, its activities are focused on adventurous and potentially high impact research in optics, quantum and physical electronics.

Currently researchers are working to create a way to store data in a superdense form for centuries, using nanostructured glass. Ongoing work into moulding silica glass into a very stable and safe form of portable memory, which could be utilised by organisations with large archives.

 Coined as the super memory crystal, the data is recorded via self-assembled nanostructures created in fused quartz. The storage method potentially allows for up to 360 terabytes of data capacity per disk (enough to hold 72 million photos) and a practically unlimited lifetime, in addition to thermal stability up to 1000°C.


SPhotonix is a privately funded spin-off venture, founded upon the ground breaking research led by the inventor of 5D Memory, Peter Kazansky from the University of Southampton.

The company's mission  to make ultra-long life data storage commercially available is being realised through combining next generation optical nano-technology, with latest discoveries in machine learning, artificial intelligence, electronic and mechanical engineering.

A team of world leading scientists, engineers and product specialists are spearheaded by Ilya Kazansky, an experienced Technology Entrepreneur and senior executive.

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