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Conclusion

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.

Also consider

This experiment may also be repeated by using zinc oxide to produce zinc oxide nanowires.
 

References

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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Complexity level:
9
Project cost ($):
300
Time required:
2 days for preparation, 6 days to conduct the science experiment
Material availability:
Access to suitable laboratories with the appropriate equipment is required
Safety concerns:

Proper supervision by a qualified laboratory technician is required.