A method for the fabrication of nanostructured semiconducting, photoconductive, photovoltaic, optoelectronic and electrical battery thin films and materials at low temperature, with no molecular template and no organic contaminants. High-quality metal oxide semiconductor, photovoltaic and optoelectronic materials can be fabricated with nanometer-scale dimensions and high dopant densities through the use of low-temperature biologically inspired synthesis routes, without the use of any biological or biochemical templates.
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This invention was made with Government support under Grant No. DE-FG03-02ER46006 awarded by the Department of Energy and Grant No. DAAD19-03-D-0004 awarded by the US Army Research Office. The Government has certain rights in this invention.