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  • n. Plural form of nanowire.

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  • The two devices, created by materials scientist Zhong Lin Wang and his colleagues at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, are both plastic-encased nanogenerators whose main components are the so-called nanowires, made of crystallized zinc oxide, a piezoelectric material that converts mechanical stress into energy.

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  • Haverkort: "We expect that a protective shell around the nanowires is the critical step towards attaining the same efficiency with nanowire solar cells as with thin-film cells."

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  • The devices 'key components are so-called nanowires made of crystallized zinc oxide, a piezoelectric material that converts mechanical stress into energy.

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  • The scientists added tiny growing crystals called nanowires to a sheet of silicon, and then topped it off with a layer of non-crystalline (amorphous) germanium.

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  • ScienceDaily (Oct. 30, 2009) - Very tiny wires, called nanowires, made from such metals as silver and gold, may play a crucial role as electrical or mechanical switches in the development of future-generation ultrasmall nanodevices.

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  • Very tiny wires, called nanowires, made from such metals as silver and gold, may play a crucial role as electrical or mechanical switches in the development of future-generation ultrasmall nanodevices.

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  • One challenge is fabricating the ferroelectric nanowires, which is a more complicated process than fabricating zinc oxide nanowires.

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  • ·Faster, denser semiconducting chips and "nanowires" for computers and electronic devices.

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  • Print Nanowire jolts in changeable chip Science and technology reporter, BBC News Engineers have developed a computer chip made of tiny "nanowires" whose computing functions can be changed by applying small electric currents.

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  • Javey's team found a way to make ultra tiny "nanowires" from an alloy of silicon and germanium.

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