The carbon nanotube is an example of a quantum wire.
Work is also being done in semiconductor nanostructures such as quantum wells, quantum wires and quantum dots.
Radiation fields are changed by the methods to fabricate the quantum wires.
At these scales, quantum mechanical effects are important - which coined the term "quantum wires".
Nano-channels can also be fabricated from the growth of carbon nanotubes (CNT) and quantum wires.
It can also refer to a lower-dimensional structure such as an array of quantum dots or quantum wires.
Even less familiar are Carbon nanotubes, the quantum wire and Luttinger liquid with their 1-dimensional topologies.
They could then weave those atoms into anything from quantum wire and pentospheres to iron girders and bricks.
The nanotubes behave consequently as quantum wires and charge carriers are transmitted through discrete conduction channels.
Currently, Albert Sacco's research is investigating the production of quantum wires using titanosilicates.