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Charge of the light brigade

The latest study of fluorescence in nanowires shows that it can be controlled by electric fields. This finding suggests the presence of mobile charge carriers, which could be useful for designing nanoelectronic devices.

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Figure 1: Enhanced fluorescence in a nanowire tripod.


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Nesbitt, D. Charge of the light brigade. Nature 450, 1172–1173 (2007).

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