This is the first truly macroscale integration of ordered nanowire
materials for a functional system - in this case, an electronic skin,' said study lead author Kuniharu Takei.
This is also the first demonstration of its kind using nanowires
for a portfolio of patents and patent applications related to the use of nanotubes and nanowires
for artificial olfaction and chemical sensing, the companies announced today.
Sets of nanowires
can be processed into microfluidic chips that have input and output ports for the fluid to pass through.
While you may not have to solder nanowires
to nanoelectordes--yet--know that there has been a development that goes beyond the process that has heretofore been the methods which were pretty much performed one at a time, which is rather tedious for creating electronic sensor arrays.
According to the university, nanowire
and nanotubes are typically produced by inserting a one square-centimeter silicon wafer thinly coated with a metal alloy into a furnace at temperatures of 1,112 to 1,832 degrees Fahrenheit.
The methods used in making silicon nanocrystallites in nanowires
are an important aspect for consideration.
Theoretical Advances in the Electronic and Atomic Structures of Silicon Nanotubes and Nanowires
Individual zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires
that are part of the device operate as tiny light emitting diodes (LEDs) when placed under strain from the mechanical pressure, allowing the device to provide detailed information about the amount of pressure being applied.
To verify the computational performance of the K computer, quantum-mechanical computations were performed on the electron states of a nanowire
with approximately 100,000 atoms (20 nanometers in diameter and 6 nanometers long), close to the actual size of the materials, and achieved execution performance of 3.
They cite the recent development of nanowire
transistors and transistor-simulation tools.
Thirty papers from the December 2008 symposium report on nanowire
growth mechanisms, doping methods, memory and logic applications, optical and electronic properties, heterostructure synthesis, and photodetection.
Using standard chip manufacturing, each type of nanowire
would be placed on the board in a separate operation.
This is not the case for the PEO/PANi solutions, where equal PEO and PANi concentrations still allow nanowire
processing by electrospinning.
For instance, incredibly thin nanowires
could be extruded; the diameter of one iron carbide nanowire
was narrowed from 9 nanometers to just 2 nanometers.