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A giant step toward tiny functional nanowires
Carved gaps are essential to a nanowire's function, and controlling those gaps would allow scientists and engineers to design with precision devices ranging from tiny integrated circuits to gene chips and protein arrays for diagnostics and drug discovery. (2005-06-30)
New research explores the limits of nanomaterials and atomic effects for nanotechnology
New research shows that manufacturable nanodevices should be the goal of nanotechnological research to ensure the enhanced properties of nanomaterials can be used to fulfill the promise that fundamental science has exposed. (2017-10-25)
Germanium outperforms silicon in energy efficient transistors with n- und p- conduction
NaMLab and cfaed reached an important breakthrough in the development of energy-efficient electronic circuits using transistors based on germanium. (2017-02-03)
Rice scientists build battery in a nanowire
The Rice lab of professor Pulickel Ajayan has packed an entire lithium ion energy storage device into a single nanowire, as reported this month in the American Chemical Society journal Nano Letters. (2011-07-29)
Flexible, transparent supercapacitors are latest devices from USC nanotube lab
A prototype high-performance device created at the USC Viterbi School of Engineering uses a novel architecture of carbon nanotubes and metal nanowires set in indium oxide films to temporarily store large amounts of electrical energy for release when needed. (2009-03-30)
Nanowire film brings cheaper, faster electronics a step closer
Researchers at Harvard University have demonstrated for the first time that they can easily apply a film of tiny, high-performance silicon nanowires to glass and plastic, a development that could pave the way for the next generation of cheaper, lighter and more powerful consumer electronics. (2003-11-06)
Breakthrough for solar cell research
In the latest issue of Science, researchers from Lund University in Sweden have shown how nanowires could pave the way for more efficient and cheaper solar cells. (2013-01-18)
Nanowires may boost solar cell efficiency, UC San Diego engineers say
University of California-San Diego electrical engineers have created experimental solar cells spiked with nanowires that could lead to highly efficient thin-film solar cells of the future. (2008-05-13)
Using single quantum dots to probe nanowires
Plasmonic antennas will help image and detect bio-particles. This new research helps establish this approach. (2013-02-05)
Understanding mechanical properties of silicon nanowires paves way for nanodevices
Silicon nanowires are attracting attention from the electronics industry due to the drive for smaller devices, from cell phones to computers. (2009-11-11)
Penn engineers show how 'perfect' materials begin to fail
Until recently, making a defect-free material was impossible. Now that nanotechnological advances have made such materials a reality, however, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and Germany's Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems have shown how these defects first form on the road to failure. (2015-06-04)
Nanowire clothing could keep people warm -- without heating everything else
To stay warm when temperatures drop outside, we heat our indoor spaces -- even when no one is in them. (2015-01-07)
Microbial hair: It's electric
Some bacteria grow electrical hair that lets them link up in big biological circuits, according to a study in PNAS. (2010-10-11)
Engineers create vibrant colors in vertical silicon nanowires
Engineers may soon be singing, (2011-04-02)
Easy assembly of electronic biological chips
A handheld, ultra-portable device that can recognize and immediately report on a wide variety of environmental or medical compounds may eventually be possible, using a method that incorporates a mixture of biologically tagged nanowires onto integrated circuit chips, according to Penn State researchers. (2009-01-15)
Solar power's future brawl
A trio of researchers at North Dakota State University, Fargo, and the University of South Dakota have turned to computer modeling to help decide which of two competing materials should get its day in the sun as the nanoscale energy-harvesting technology of future solar panels -- quantum dots or nanowires. (2013-10-01)
Sussex physicists have breakthrough on brittle smart phone screens
New 'potato stamp' technique combining silver and graphene may create cheaper, more flexible and eco-friendly screens. (2017-10-25)
Superconducting nanowire memory cell, miniaturized technology
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed a new nanoscale memory cell that holds tremendous promise for successful integration with superconducting processors. (2017-06-13)
Silicon chip with integrated laser: Light from a nanowire
Physicists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed a nanolaser, a thousand times thinner than a human hair. (2016-02-11)
Nanowire-based electronics and optics comes one step closer
An entirely new generation of powerful ultra-small computers and electronic devices is one step closer, according to researchers at the University of California-Berkeley. (2002-02-01)
Solution-grown nanowires make the best lasers
Take a material that is a focus of interest in the quest for advanced solar cells. (2015-04-13)
A step towards keeping up with Moore's Law
Professor Tae-Woo Lee and his research team at POSTECH, Korea, have developed a rapid printing technology for high density and scalable memristor array composed of cross-bar-shaped metal nanowires. (2016-01-28)
Making nanowires from protein and DNA
Using computational and experimental methods, researchers at Caltech have developed a technique for creating so-called protein-DNA nanowires -- a hybrid biomaterial that could have important applications. (2015-09-03)
Precision growth of light-emitting nanowires
A novel approach to growing nanowires promises a new means of control over their light-emitting and electronic properties. (2015-02-05)
International research partnership tricks the light fantastic
A manipulation of light through tiny technology could lead to big benefits for everything from TVs to microscopes. (2015-03-02)
Penn: Nanoplasmonic 'whispering gallery' breaks emission time record in semiconductors
Renaissance architects demonstrated their understanding of geometry and physics when they built whispering galleries into their cathedrals. (2011-07-22)
Advancing secure communications: A better single-photon emitter for quantum cryptography
In a development that could make the advanced form of secure communications known as quantum cryptography more practical, University of Michigan researchers have demonstrated a simpler, more efficient single-photon emitter that can be made using traditional semiconductor processing techniques. (2013-04-09)
Metal instability achieves energy-efficient nanotechnology
Osaka University and Italian researchers show their nanowire resonators can be used to miniaturize energy-efficient electronics (2017-07-31)
UC San Diego electrical engineering grad student racks up awards
As LEDs, photovoltaics, biological and chemical sensors, nano-pipes for optical communications, and other applications, nanowires -- crystalline fibers about one thousandth the width of a human hair -- hold great promise. (2007-05-14)
Magnetic fields at the crossroads
Almost all information that exists in contemporary society is recorded in magnetic media, like hard drive disks. (2017-03-07)
Attosecond physics: Attosecond camera for nanostructures
Physicists based at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universitaet in Munich and the Max Planck Institute for Quantum Optics have observed a nanoscale light-matter phenomenon which lasts for only attoseconds. (2016-05-31)
Intracellular recordings using nanotower electrodes
Toyohashi Tech researchers have developed an intracellular recording device, which has > 100-μm-long three-dimensional nanoscale-tipped microneedle-electrodes. (2016-04-08)
Major advance in understanding how nanowires form
New insights into why and how nanowires take the form they do will have profound implications for the development of future electronic components. (2011-03-28)
Microbiologists make big leap in developing 'green' electronics
Microbiologists at the University of Massachusetts Amherst report that they have discovered a new type of natural wire produced by bacteria that could greatly accelerate the researchers' goal of developing sustainable 'green' conducting materials for the electronics industry. (2017-01-17)
Nanowires hold promise for more affordable solar cells
The Department of Engineering Physics at McMaster University, Cleanfield Energy and the Ontario Centers of Excellence have formed a partnership to pursue the commercialization of nanowire technology in the production of more efficient, lower cost solar cells. (2008-01-25)
Coiled nanowires may hold key to stretchable electronics
Researchers at North Carolina State University have created the first coils of silicon nanowire on a substrate that can be stretched to more than double their original length, moving us closer to incorporating stretchable electronic devices into clothing, implantable health-monitoring devices, and a host of other applications. (2011-01-11)
Nanowire 'inks' enable paper-based printable electronics
Thin films made from silver nanowires are 4,000 times more conductive than films made from other nanoparticle shapes, like spheres or microflakes, says a new study by Duke University researchers. (2017-01-03)
Improving lithium-ion batteries with nanoscale research
New research led by an electrical engineer at the University of California, San Diego is aimed at improving lithium-ion batteries through possible new electrode architectures with precise nano-scale designs. (2013-09-30)
Researchers at Harvard and MITRE produce world's first programmable nanoprocessor
Engineers and scientists collaborating at Harvard University and the MITRE Corporation have developed and demonstrated the world's first programmable nanoprocessor. (2011-02-09)
Nanowires can detect molecular signs of cancer, scientists find
Harvard University researchers have found that molecular markers indicating the presence of cancer in the body are readily detected in blood scanned by special arrays of silicon nanowires - even when these cancer markers constitute only one hundred-billionth of the protein present in a drop of blood. (2005-09-23)
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