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nanowire

(ˈnænəʊˌwaɪə)
n
a microscopically thin wire
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However, factor such as high volume change of silicon nanowires during the charge and discharge cycle is restraining the market growth.
A nanowire battery is a new type of lithium-ion battery, which uses nanowires to increase the surface area of one or both the electrodes.
They survive in environments without oxygen, and they use nanowires to rid themselves of excess electrons in what can be considered their equivalent to breathing.
Molecular nanowires can be used for many applications, from LED lights to medical devices.
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Black silicon absorbs light because it consists of millions of microscopic needles (called nanowires) all pointing upward like a densely-packed forest.
Recent developments are the shift from bulk silicon based solar cell to nanowires core-shell junction solar cell with radial structure [3].
Amounts of Bi nanostructures have been successfully prepared: 0D nanostructures (including nanoparticles, nanospheres, and nanocubes), 1D nanostructures (including nanowires, nanorods, and nanotubes), and 2D nanostructures (including nanoplates, nanosheets, and thin or ultrathin films), with continuously improved crystalline quality [36-58].
CuAl[O.sub.2] nanowires with different weight percentages (0, 0.2, 0.4, and 0.6 wt%) were first dispersed in DI water to prepare a nanofluid mixture.
All this happened when they decided to replace one material - indium tin oxide (ITO) - with a combination of graphene and silver nanowires, to create a film which matches the performance of regular screens, but at a fraction of the cost.
Instead of lithium, researchers experimented with using gold nanowires suspended in electrolyte gel to store electricity.