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March 13th, 2008

Deep Purple are nanowires' favourite musicians

Abstract:
Studying whether the potential of music against the standard method of pulse generation in producing nanowires, an Australian researcher has found that silicon nanowires grow more densely when blasted with Deep Purple than any other music.

David Parlevliet, a PhD student at Murdoch University in Perth who is testing nanowires for their ability to absorb sunlight in the hope of developing solar cells from them, presented his findings at a recent Australian Research Council Nanotechnology Network symposium in Melbourne.

One method for growing the nanowires involves blasting a voltage through silane gas to produce a plasma that pulses on and off 1000 times a second. Over time, the process enables molecules from the gas to deposit on a glass slide in the form of a mesh of crystalline silicon nanowires.

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