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Pitt-led Team Develops Nanoscale Light Sensor Compatible With 'Etch-a-sketch' Nanoelectronic Platform

November 14, 2010

peaking photocurrent University of Pittsburgh and University of Wisconsin-Madison researchers have overcome one of nanotechnology's most daunting challenges by creating a nanoscale light sensor that can be combined with near-atomic-size electronic circuitry to produce hybrid optic and electronic devices, as reported in Nature Photonics. Full Story

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