Definition of nanowire in English:


Syllabification: nan·o·wire
Pronunciation: /ˈnanəˌwī(ə)r, ˈnā-


  • A nanoscale rod made of semiconducting material, used in miniature transistors and some laser applications.
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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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