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Silver Nanowires Hold Promise For Wearable , Multifunctional sensors
2014-01-17 13:02:22

North Carolina State University researchers have used silver nanowires to develop wearable, multifunctional sensors that could be used in biomedical, military or athletic applications, including new prosthetics, robotic systems and flexible touch panels.

Nanowire Lasers Could Work With Silicon Chips, Optical Fibers And Living Cells
2013-12-05 16:48:46

Thread-like semiconductor structures called nanowires, so thin that they are effectively one-dimensional, show potential as lasers for applications in computing, communications, and sensing.

Copper Nanowires Offer Efficient, Inexpensive Approach To Solar Energy Harvesting
2013-11-22 11:06:49

Copper adorns the Statue of Liberty, makes sturdy, affordable wiring, and helps our bodies absorb iron. Now, researchers at Duke University would like to use copper to transform sunlight and water into a chemical fuel.

2013-10-02 13:51:47

A trio of researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and the University of South Dakota have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels -- quantum dots or nanowires.

New OLEDs For Fully Stretchable Electronics
2013-09-24 04:14:47

Researchers from the UCLA's Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science recently developed a transparent, elastic, light-emitting device that can be repeatedly stretched, folded and twisted at room temperature while remaining lit and retaining its original shape.

2013-09-04 07:55:12

Electronic devices with touchscreens are ubiquitous, and one key piece of technology makes them possible: transparent conductors.

Your Signature In Lights
2013-08-12 06:20:58

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology want to put your signature up in lights – tiny lights, that is.

2013-06-24 10:33:34

For decades, electronic devices have been getting smaller, and smaller, and smaller.

Nanowires Precisely Positioned Using Sound Waves
2013-06-19 10:28:48

The smaller components become, the more difficult it is to create patterns in an economical and reproducible way, according to an interdisciplinary team of Penn State researchers who, using sound waves, can place nanowires in repeatable patterns for potential use in a variety of sensors, optoelectronics and nanoscale circuits.

Flexible, Clear Graphene-metal Nanowire Electrode
2013-05-30 15:05:35

A hybrid transparent and stretchable electrode could open the new way for flexible displays, solar cells, and even electronic devices fitted on a curvature substrate such as soft eye contact lenses


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