A wire with a thickness or diameter of only a few nanometres.
- In a relatively simple procedure, the researchers made Silicon nanowires by sealing silicon monoxide in an evacuated quartz tube.
- One approach to building such devices is using nanowires as building blocks to construct two- and three-dimensional nanoscale devices.
- The team is also trying to build LEDs and field-effect transistors out of its nanowires to see how well they work.
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