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Notre Dame researchers find transition point in semiconductor nanomaterials, (https://news.nd.edu/news/notre-dame-researchers-find-transition-point-in-semiconductor-nanomaterialsAugust 31, 2016.

One scientist’s battle with Canal street, (http://www.popsci.com/blog-network/techtiles/one-scientists-battle-canal-streetDecember 16, 2013.

Expertos mundiales en nanotecnologia se reunen en Chile, La Tercera, October 20, 2012.
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Assembling functional nanowire yarns with light, Nanowerk, October 18, 2012.

Fluorescence imaging: Understanding fluorescence blinking is the first path to an imaging solution, F. Vietmeyer, S. Volkan Kacso, P. Frantsuzov, M. Kuno, B. Janko, Laser Focus World, February 2011

Luminescent one-dimensional nanoobjects. Where do we go from here?, J. Phys. Chem. Lett. 2010, 1, 3425
DOI: 10.1021/jz1014373

J. Phys. Chem. Lett. Perspective video
In this Perspective Video, we discuss how there has recently been much work on using nanowires for various applications. Examples include photodetectors and photovoltaics. One of the main reasons for this stems from the nanowire’s asymmetric shape, which, in principle, facilitates the ready band transport of carriers. As a consequence, effective mobilities should be larger than those of comparable quantum dot devices. At the same time, a less recognized advantage of nanowires over nanocrystals is their sizable absorption cross sections. Namely, circularly polarized nanowire cross sections in the visible are routinely on the order of 10-12 cm2 μm-1 to 10-10 cm2 μm-1 whereas those of dots range from 10-15 cm2 to 10-18 cm2. When scaled for volume differences, best case nanowire cross sections are still larger than those of nanocrystals by roughly an order of magnitude. This could, in turn, offer additional benefits for nanowire-based devices.

Dual purpose dyes offer new imaging options, Chemistry world, October 25, 2010 .

Breakthrough in understanding of blinking molecules phenomena, Nanowerk, August 11, 2010.

Photonics: Charge of the light brigade, Nature news and views: Nature, 450, 2007, 1172.

Advanced control of nanowire growth, SPIE Newsroom, November 2006.
DOI: 10.1117/2.1200609.0417

Shedding light on a mystery; ND researchers to study ‘blinking’ dots, South Bend Tribune, October 25, 2006.

Use quantum dots as light-harvesting “antennae”, Heart Cut, an online ACS journal, April 3, 2006.

Photovoltaics: Quantum dots promise next-generation solar cells, Laser Focus World, 2006, 42, 4.