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Peering Inside Nanowires

April 1, 2009

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Semiconductor nanowires--tiny wires with a diameter as small as a few billionths of a meter--hold promise for devices of the future, but in order to utilize the novel properties of nanowires, their composition must be precisely controlled and understood. Now, using a technique called atom probe tomography, researchers at Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, have provided an atomic-level view of the composition of a nanowire. Full Story

Northwestern University, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science

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