nanograss

nanograss

(ˈnænəʊˌɡrɑːs)
n
a synthetic surface consisting of minute upright blades of silicon that allow control of the way it interacts with liquids, a technology with a wide range of commercial applications
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You need to imagine a lawn-only on a nanoscale-and Anja Boisen has therefore named the technology 'nanograss'.
It is obvious in Table 2 that the photoanode with the structure of ZnO nanorods decorated Ti[O.sub.2] thin film is more efficient than those with the structures of Ti[O.sub.2]-ZnO core-shell nanograss [18], Ti[O.sub.2]-decorated ZnO nanorod [19], and composite ZnO/Ti[O.sub.2] (90/10) [20], although less efficient than the photoanode with the structure of ZnO/Ti[O.sub.2] nanonetwork [21].
Zhang, "Hydrothermal synthesis of Sn[O.sub.2] nanocorals, nanofragments and nanograss and their formaldehyde gas-sensing properties," Materials Science in Semiconductor Processing, vol.
The nanosensor has been produced based on silicon nanograss. The sensor is able to detect highly accurately the presence of even five percent aggressive cancer cells among the whole sample being tested.
Among the topics are dye sensitized solar cells using natural dyes as chromophores, mesoporous photo-anodes for dye-sensitized solar cells, the effect of nanograss and annealing temperature on dye-sensitized solar cells based on titania nanotubes, an electrochemical impedance spectroscopic study of dye-sensitized solar cells sensitized with Begonia malabarica Lam., and the positron annihilation characterization of titania-doped polystyrene.
It produces what it calls nanograss, silicon stalks that are several hundred nanometers high and only a few nanometers in diameter.
Nanograss is a new class of structure resulting from researchers nano-engineering the surface of a material.
The batteries use special properties of certain hydroscopic electrolytes that can be stored on a microscopic structure called 'nanograss'; when stimulated the fluids then produce an electric current.
Perched on this "nanograss," a liquid encounters nothing but a few unwelcoming pillar tips and usually forms beads, Krupenkin explains (SN: 11/1/03, p.
Krupenkin's team found that once the "nanograss" wafer was coated with a non-stick water repellant material and supplied with a low voltage, the droplets themselves literally stood atop the blade, allowing for easy maneuverability.
Shan et al., "Effect of [Al.sup.3+] on the growth of ZnO nanograss film and its application in dye-sensitized solar cells," Ceramics International, vol.
Wang, "Facile synthesis of Sn[O.sub.2] nanograss array films by hydrothermal method," Thin Solid Films, vol.