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Nanowires Make Great Photodetectors


April 23, 2007

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A new study reveals new details about how zinc oxide nanowires react to light, supporting the possibility of nanowire light detectors with single-photon sensitivity. Such wires may eventually enable new photodetectors for sensing, imaging, memory storage and other nanoscale applications. Full Story

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