Research on Nanowire Sensors

The Road Less Traveled to Nanowire Sensors. ‘When Reg Penner began to think about nanowires, the University of California (UC), Irvine, researcher asked himself what any good electrochemist would: What can I detect with them? The fundamentals of sensing with carbon nanotubes were reported in Science in 2000 by two groups that described changes in the conductivity of nanowires upon exposure to various gases (2000, 287, 622–625; 1801–1804). But relatively few papers about nanowire sensors were published subsequently (e.g., Science 2001, 293, 1289–1292; 2227–2231), indicating that some serious obstacles lay in the path to practical implementation.’

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