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Optoelectronics: Letting photons out of the gate

The unique photoresponse of a porous silicon nanowire can be harnessed to make a highly efficient photon-gated transistor with an on–off ratio comparable to that of a conventional electronic switch.

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  1. James F. Cahoon is in the Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-3290, USA

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