News tagged with nanowires

The science of sculpture, nano-style

(Phys.org) —The next breakthrough in highly efficient battery technologies and solar cells may very well be nanoscopic crystals of silicon assembled like skyscrapers on wafer-scale substrates. An important ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Nanophysics
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A new twist on nanowires

Nanowires — microscopic fibers that can be “grown” in the lab — are a hot research topic today, with a variety of potential applications including light-emitting diodes (LEDs) and sensors. ...

dateFeb 22, 2012 in Nanophysics
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Researchers coax gold into nanowires

Researchers at the University of Pittsburgh have coaxed gold into nanowires as a way of creating an inexpensive material for detecting poisonous gases found in natural gas. Along with colleagues at the National Energy Technology ...

dateFeb 21, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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