• Artificial Photosynthesis
  • Photovoltaics
  • Photonics
  • Thermoelectrics
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    Nanowires are promising building blocks for artificial photosynthesis.

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    Nanowires enable novel solar cell geometries for improved performance.

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    The nanowire geometry is intriguing for miniaturized optics and photonics.

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    Nanowires can inhibit heat transport for next-generation thermoelectrics.

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February 2016

Lasers Rewired: Scientists Find a New Way to Make Nanowire Lasers

Sam's PNAS paper highlighted by LBNL News: "Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and UC Berkeley have found a simple new way to produce nanoscale wires that can serve as tiny, tunable lasers."

Copper Nanowires Make Good Transparent Conductors

Letian and Fan's ACS Nano paper highlighted by nanotechweb.org. "Researchers at the University of California at Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a new solution-based, cost-effective way to wrap reduced graphene oxide around the surface of ultrathin transparent conducting copper nanowires. The technique significantly improves the stability of the wires in air and reduces the amount of light scattered by the materials. Thin films made of the wires might be used in optoelectronics devices, particularly in displays and flexible electronics."

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Peidong Yang Group

One-dimensional (1D) nanostructures are of both fundamental and technological interest. They not only exhibit interesting electronic and optical properties intrinsically associated with their low dimensionality and the quantum confinement effect...

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