The effect of temperature on the creation of gallium oxide nanowires
The hypothesis that the formation of gallium oxide nanowires will occur at temperatures above 900 °C has been proven to be incorrect. Gallium oxide nanowires will only form at temperatures of 920 °C and above.
Nanowires are currently still in the experimental stage in laboratories. They may be used alongside, or may even replace carbon nanotubes in certain applications. Plans are now in place regarding the use of nanowires in producing semiconductor devices, and in building the next generation of computers.
This experiment may also be repeated by using zinc oxide to produce zinc oxide nanowires.
Synthesis of Gallium Oxide Nanostructures by Chemical Vapor Deposition - http://www.phy.ilstu.edu/~intreu/colinProj.htm
Nanowires - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanowire
Controlled Structure of Gallium Oxide Nanowires - http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/jp034728o
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