"Decorated" nanowires could lead to better batteries and solar cells

Higher-density batteries, more efficient thin-film solar cells, and better catalysts may all soon be possible, thanks to a new technique that allows nanowires to be "decorated" with nanoparticles. Using the novel technology, scientists from Stanford University have been able to festoon the outside surfaces of nanowires with intricate chains of metal oxide or noble metal nanoparticles, thereby drastically boosting the effective surface area of the nanowires. Other researchers have previously tried to achieve the same end result, but apparently never with such success... Continue Reading "Decorated" nanowires could lead to better batteries and solar cellsSection: Research WatchTags: Batteries, Nanoparticles, Nanowires, Solar Cell, Stanford University Related Articles: Nanowires welded into a mesh, using light Bendable displays and solar cells possible using cheap copper nanowires Copper nanowires could mean cheaper touch screens, solar cells and foldable electronics Nanowires could be the key to the

"Decorated" nanowires could lead to better batteries and solar cells

Higher-density batteries, more efficient thin-film solar cells, and better catalysts may all soon be possible, thanks to a new technique that allows nanowires to be "decorated" with nanoparticles. ...

Tue 1 May 12 from Gizmag

Bejeweled: Nanotech gets boost from nanowire decorations

Like a lead actress on the red carpet, nanowires—those superstars of nanotechnology—can be enhanced by a little jewelry, too. Not the diamonds and pearls variety, but the sort formed ...

Fri 27 Apr 12 from Phys.org

Bejeweled: Nanotech gets boost from nanowire decorations, Mon 30 Apr 12 from Labspaces.net

Bejeweled: Nanotech gets boost from nanowire decorations, Mon 30 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

Nanotech gets boost from nanowire decorations, Fri 27 Apr 12 from R&D Mag

Jewel-like Nanowires Pretty and Efficient

The delicate pearl-like structures increase the surface area and make the wires more efficient.

Tue 1 May 12 from Discovery.com

Jewel-like Nanowires Pretty As Well As Efficient

A simple treatment deposits lacy branches on tiny, nano-size wires.

Tue 1 May 12 from Livescience

Decorated Nanowires Perform Better

Engineers have found a novel method for ?decorating? nanowires with chains of tiny particles to increase their electrical and catalytic performance.

Fri 27 Apr 12 from Laboratory Equipment

Flame Annealing Technique Improves Surface Area of Nanowires

By Cameron Chai A research team from the Stanford University has developed a simpler and faster technique to effectively modify the surface chemistry and significantly expand the surface area ...

Wed 2 May 12 from AZoNano

Metal bits improve nanowire surface area

Like an actress on the red carpet, nanowires - those superstars of nanotechnology - can be enhanced by a little [...]

Tue 1 May 12 from Science Blog

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