Mechanical

Nickel Nanowires

Nickel Nanowires
The orientation of the nickel nanowires shown in this scanning electron microscope can be changed by altering the direction of an applied magnetic field. Nanowires are a key focus of nanotechnology research due to their potential uses in nanoscale electronic, magnetic, optical, and mechanical devices. Nickel nanowires in particular may play an important role in increasing the memory capacity of computer hard disc drives.

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Wendy Crone, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Size: 

The nanowires are 100-200 nm in diameter and about 20 µm in length.

Pixels: Width: 

588

Pixels: Height: 

389

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