Latest Nanowire Stories
Scientists take first step toward controlling the growth of nanomaterials without catalysts.
Supercooling, a state where liquids do not solidify even below their normal freezing point, still puzzles scientists today.
Scientists with the Molecular Foundry, a US Department of Energy User Facility located at Berkeley Lab, have developed nano-sized cantilevers whose gentle touch could help discern the workings of living cells and other soft materials in their natural, liquid environment.
Physicists at Harvard University have found that a high-voltage nanotube can cause cold atoms to spiral inward under dramatic acceleration before disintegrating violently.
Scientists have discovered the worldâ€™s smallest superconductor, a sheet of four pairs of molecules less than one nanometer wide.
By combining a new generation of piezoelectric nanogenerators with two types of nanowire sensors, researchers have created what are believed to be the first self-powered nanometer-scale sensing devices that draw power from the conversion of mechanical energy.
Nanowire advances promise improved light-emitting diodes and solar-energy generation.
Solar cells made from silicon are projected to be a prominent factor in future renewable green energy equations, but so far the promise has far exceeded the reality.
Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Wisconsin-Madison and IBM Research-ZÃ¼rich have fabricated an ultra sharp, diamond-like carbon tip possessing such high strength that it is 3,000 times more wear-resistant at the nanoscale than silicon.
By dipping ordinary paper or fabric in a special ink infused with nanoparticles, Stanford engineer Yi Cui has found a way to cheaply and efficiently manufacture lightweight paper batteries and supercapacitors (which, like batteries, store energy, but by electrostatic rather than chemical means), as well as stretchable, conductive textiles known as "eTextiles" â€“ capable of storing energy while retaining the mechanical properties of ordinary paper or fabric.
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