German Research Team Develops Tunable Nanowires to Improve Efficiency of Optoelectronic Components including LEDs

Researchers at the German Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) have produced nanowires with operating wavelengths that can be freely selected over a wide range by altering the shell structure. Fine-tuned nanowires are able to improve efficiency of various optoelectronic components, making LEDs more colorful and solar cells more efficient, in addition to speeding up computers. The research results were published in Nature Communications in June. Nanowires can be used for miniaturized photonic and electronic components in nanotechnology. Applications include optic...
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