News tagged with silicon nanowires

The science of sculpture, nano-style

( —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 route for growth ...

dateJun 14, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Miniaturized sensors hold up under pressure

Applications as diverse as oil-well drilling and robot-driven surgery are driving demand for improved micro-electromechanical system (MEMS) pressure sensors. As they are made smaller, however, simultaneously achieving high ...

dateJan 02, 2013 in Engineering
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