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Title: Sensors and devices containing ultra-small nanowire arrays

Abstract

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.

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Research Org.:
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1159914
Patent Number(s):
8839659
Application Number:
13/245,674
Assignee:
Board of Trustees of Northern Illinois University (DeKalb, IL)
Patent Classifications (CPCs):
B - PERFORMING OPERATIONS B82 - NANOTECHNOLOGY B82Y - SPECIFIC USES OR APPLICATIONS OF NANOSTRUCTURES
G - PHYSICS G01 - MEASURING G01N - INVESTIGATING OR ANALYSING MATERIALS BY DETERMINING THEIR CHEMICAL OR PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
DOE Contract Number:  
FG02-06ER46334
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
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Xiao, Zhili. Sensors and devices containing ultra-small nanowire arrays. United States: N. p., 2014. Web.
Xiao, Zhili. Sensors and devices containing ultra-small nanowire arrays. United States.
Xiao, Zhili. Tue . "Sensors and devices containing ultra-small nanowire arrays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1159914.
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