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25_06b/2013InN Nanowires: Energy Harvesting from the Obliquely Aligned InN Nanowire Array with a Surface Electron-Accumulation Layer (Adv. Mater. 6/2013)

The glancing angle deposition technique can be employed to control the growth direction of InN nanorods, enabling larger deformation attainable merely from external normal forces for potential applications in nanopiezotronic and nanogenerator devices. This study by Chuan-Pu Liu and co-workers on page 861 demonstrates tremendous improvement in electricity output of nanogenerators made of obliquely aligned InN nanorod arrays from the ambient environment, leading to the realization of self-powered nanodevices.

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