Nanowire Resting on a Human Hair

Nanowire Resting on a Human Hair
This scanning electron microscope image shows the relative thickness of typical nanowire in comparison with a strand of human hair.

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Eric Majur, Harvard University


The hair is about 100 ┬Ám in diameter; the nanowire's diameter is about 100 nm.


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