Nanowires

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© Deli Wang Laboratory at UCSD.

As matter comes together, it develops new kinds of structures and forms of collective motion, for which its properties are called "emergent." For example, these nanowires are crystalline fibers about one thousandth the width of a human hair, and their inherent properties are expected to enable new photodetector architectures for sensing, imaging, memory storage, intrachip optical communications, and other nanoscale applications. (Unit: 8)