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nanowire

A wire made from nanotubes. A nanowire allows a much lower current to flow compared to metal wire. See nanotube.
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Scientists have long planned to use nanowires in batteries.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Iranian researchers from Islamic Azad University, the Masjed Soleiman Branch, succeeded in the production of zinc oxide nanowire as a nanostructure with electrode and high optical quality.
Arrays of tree-like nanowires consisting of Si trunks and TiO2 branches facilitate solar water-splitting in a fully integrated artificial photosynthesis system.
Now, the Racetrack Memory Project has published a paper in the popular journal - Science - claiming they can precisely control the arrangement of magnetic domains in their racetrack system, where electrical pulses sent along the nanowires can halt rapid moving domains in a billionth of a second, exactly where required.
The invention, Rough Silicon Nanowires for Waste Heat Utilization, has a rough surface that impedes phonons, the particles that transport heat, yet allows the free movement of electrons, which carry the electric charge.
Nikoobakht was able to fine-tune his process to make the nanowires grow to lengths of a few hundreds ofnm to 50 microns.
While silver nanowires have been used in touch screens before, no one has tried to combine them with graphene.
The silver nanowires on the fabrics can withstand repeated laundering, and now the researchers are working out how best to apply the hydrogel so it's equally durable.
Global nanowire market by healthcare: Nanowires are smaller than blood capillaries and hence can be sent to any part of the body through the circulatory system.
With the setting up of CAM China under the leadership of CC Hsiao, we not only continue to provide the highest quality silver nanowire inks to our customers but also establish a support team close to our customers in Asia to speed up the adoption of silver nanowire technology," said Michael Chiang, Chairman of CAM Holdings.
While the use of nanowires in batteries is not new, the ones used in current lithium batteries are fragile, and prone to breaking after multiple recharges.
In a nearby lab, chemist Peidong Yang is building an artificial system that does the same, using arrays of nanowires coupled with engineered bacteria.