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  • n. A nanosized pillar, especially one that is a constituent of a metamaterial

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  • Dongchan, my amazing postdoc, was able to make individual 100-nanometer-diameter tensile metallic glass nanopillar samples, which no one had ever done before, and then used our custom-built in situ mechanical deformation instrument, SEMentor, to perform the experiments.

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  • This microscope image shows the layers of a solar cell built on a nanopillar substrate.

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  • Dongchan, my amazing postdoc, was able to make individual 100-nm-diameter tensile metallic glass nanopillar samples, which no one had ever done before, and then used our custom-built in situ mechanical deformation instrument, SEMentor, to perform the experiments.

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  • To test cell-capture performance, researchers incubated the nanopillar chip in a culture medium with breast cancer cells.

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  • The researchers found that the cell-capture yields for the UCLA nanopillar chip were significantly higher; the device captured 45 to 65 percent of the cancer cells in the medium, compared with only 4 to 14 percent for the flat device.

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  • To determine the actual cause of nanopillar formation, she and Caltech postdoctoral scholar Mathias Dietzel developed a fluid-dynamical model of the same type of thin, molten nanofilm in a thermal gradient.

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  • Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley report on a new way to fabricate highly ordered nanopillar-based solar-cell modules with promising light-conversion efficiencies.

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  • Researchers at Berkeley, California, have found a way to make cheaper, better solar cells using tiny nanopillar semiconductors measuring just billionths of a meter wide.

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  • "There are lots of ways to improve 3-D nanopillar photovoltaics for higher performance, and ways to simplify the fabrication process as well, but the method is already hugely promising as a way to lower the cost of efficient solar cells," says Javey.

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  • Unlike a typical two-dimensional solar cell, a nanopillar array offers much more surface for collecting light.

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