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A general term used to describe typically wires with a diameter <100 nm.  Nanowires, while having a limited diameter in the nanometer range, can have an unlimited length.  They also are known for exhibiting various useful properties, such as serving as insulators or acting as semiconductors, depending on their composition.  The term ‘nanowire’ may be used synonymously with the term ‘quantum wire,’ but it is only the latter which has quantum confinement in the cross-sectional dimensions of the wire. This nuance is left hanging in much of the “nano” literature.

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