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Bridging the Gap: Polymer Nanowire Devices


  • This project was supported by the Australian Research Council. We thank M. Bowen and B. Doudin at IPCMS for valuable discussions and editing.


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Highly aligned conducting polymer nanowires have been grown between two nanometer-scale metal electrodes, providing a simple way to incorporate single and multiple nanowires into pre-patterned electrical circuits. A highly sensitive nanowire chemical sensor has been fabricated as a proof-of-concept of this method and we report results concerning the exposure of the sensor to ammonia gas.

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