Introduction: 1D Nanomaterials/Nanowires
Chem. Rev. , Volume 119 - Issue 15 p. 8955- 8957
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.