Light induced nanowire assembly: the electrostatic alignment of semiconductor nanowires into functional macroscopic yarns
Advanced materials (Deerfield Beach, Fla.) | 3 Oct 2012
N Petchsang, MP McDonald, LE Sinks and M Kuno
The electrostatic alignment and directed assembly of semiconductor nanowires into macroscopic, centimeter-long yarns is demonstrated. Different morphologies can be produced, including longitudinally segmented/graded yarns or mixed composition fibers. Nanowire yarns display long range photoconductivities and open up exciting opportunities for potential use in future nanowire-based textiles or in solar photovoltaics.
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