Introduction: 1D Nanomaterials/Nanowires

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1021/acs.chemrev.9b00423
Reference E.C. Garnett, Mai and Yang, Introduction: 1D Nanomaterials/Nanowires, Chem. Rev. 119, 15: 8955-8957 (2019)
Group Nanoscale Solar Cells

Wires of different forms have been an integral part of human society for centuries. Electricity is being delivered through powerlines to every household; information is routinely transmitted through optical fibers, and bridge-building requires the use of mechanically robust cables. In the past 25 years, scientists have discovered a fundamentally new process for making nanoscopic wires, 1000 times thinner than human hairs, enabling a new generation of computing, integrated photonics, energy and biomedical technologies.