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Sensitive nanowire disease detectors made by Yale scientists
Yale scientists have created nanowire sensors coupled with simple microprocessor electronics that are both sensitive and specific enough to be used for point-of-care (POC) disease detection, according to a report in Nano Letters. View News Article (2008-10-13)

Chemists measure copper levels in zinc oxide nanowires
Chemists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have been the first to measure significant amounts of copper incorporated into zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires during fabrication. View News Article (2008-02-20)

ORNL microscopy explores nanowires' weakest link
Individual atoms can make or break electronic properties in one of the world's smallest known conductors-quantum nanowires. View News Article (2012-02-14)

Secret of the Crystal's Corners: New Nanowire Structure Has Potential to Increase Semiconductor Applications
New research led by University of Cincinnati physics professors Howard Jackson and Leigh Smith could contribute to better ways of harnessing solar energy, more effective air quality sensors or even stronger security measures against biological weapons such as anthrax. View News Article (2013-04-24)

Nanogenerators convert mechanical energy to electricity for self-powered devices
Researchers have developed a new technique for powering nanometer-scale devices without the need for bulky energy sources such as batteries. View News Article (2006-04-14)

Engineers create vibrant colors in vertical silicon nanowires
Engineers may soon be singing, "I'm going to wash that gray right out of my nanowires," thanks to a colorful discovery by a team of researchers from Harvard University and Zena Technologies. View News Article (2011-04-04)

World's smallest battery created at CINT nanotechnology center
A benchtop version of the world's smallest battery - its anode a single nanowire one seven-thousandth the thickness of a human hair -has been created by a team led by Sandia National Laboratories researcher Jianyu Huang. View News Article (2010-12-10)

Understanding mechanical properties of silicon nanowires paves way for nanodevices
Silicon nanowires are attracting significant attention from the electronics industry due to the drive for ever-smaller electronic devices, from cell phones to computers. View News Article (2009-11-12)

Ultra-thin nanowires can trap electron 'twisters' that disrupt superconductors
Superconductor materials are prized for their ability to carry an electric current without resistance, but this valuable trait can be crippled or lost when electrons swirl into tiny tornado-like formations called vortices. View News Article (2015-02-25)

Key ingredient: Change in material boosts prospects of ultrafast single-photon detector
By swapping one superconducting material for another, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have found a practical way to boost the efficiency of the world's fastest single-photon detector, while also extending light sensitivity to longer wavelengths.  View News Article (2011-07-01)

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