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Title: Sensors and devices containing ultra-small nanowire arrays

A network of nanowires may be used for a sensor. The nanowires are metallic, each nanowire has a thickness of at most 20 nm, and each nanowire has a width of at most 20 nm. The sensor may include nanowires comprising Pd, and the sensor may sense a change in hydrogen concentration from 0 to 100%. A device may include the hydrogen sensor, such as a vehicle, a fuel cell, a hydrogen storage tank, a facility for manufacturing steel, or a facility for refining petroleum products.
Inventors:
Issue Date:
OSTI Identifier:
1159914
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL) CHO
Patent Number(s):
8,839,659
Application Number:
13/245,674
Contract Number:
FG02-06ER46334
Research Org:
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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