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Keywords:

  • Nanowires, metal oxide;
  • Protein crystallization;
  • Soft lithography;
  • Template-directed assembly/synthesis
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Array growth of small-diameter (10–15 nm) zinc oxide (ZnO) nanowires by patterning and template-directed growth methods is reported. The ZnO nanowire arrays (see Figure) were patterned over large areas (∼1 cm2), and exhibited photoluminescence—a characteristic of highly crystalline materials.