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Longest & Thinnest Nanowire Enters Guinness Book

Question asked by Farjand in #Coffee Room on Jun 20, 2011
Farjand
Farjand · Jun 20, 2011
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A breakthrough was observed recently when a team of scientists from an Ankara University produced almost infinitely long and thinnest ever nanowire ever. The research team was led by Mehmet Bayýndýr, Associate Professor at <em>Bilkent University’s National Nanotechnology Research Center</em> (UNAM). The team employed a process called <em>thermal size-reduction process</em>. The process can now be used to produce nanotube arrays with different materials easily.

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The research team has thus now trying to register in the Guinness Book of World Records as they are now successful in producing world’s thinnest and longest semiconductor nanowire. The applications for this development are many. The arrays of nanotube so produced can be used in Solar panels or in other electronic and electrical gadgets. The arrays produced by nanowires can also be utilized for increasing the capacities of DVDs. Now only that, the nanowires will also find applications in medical imaging techniques.  The team is also trying to patent this technology. The project was collectively funded by the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA), Scientific and Research Council of Turkey (TÜBITAK) and the State Planning Organization, or the DPT.

The team is happy that they could get funding for such a big research in spite of Global financial crises. This is a positive sign for research and development field. The future prospects of this development appear bright. The work done by scientists will be published in <em>Nature Material magazine’s</em> July edition. Posted in: #Coffee Room

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