Definition of nanowire in English:


Line breaks: nano|wire
Pronunciation: /ˈnanə(ʊ)wʌɪə


  • A wire with a thickness or diameter of only a few nanometres.
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    • 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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