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Title: Nanotechnology Module
Url: http://community.nsee.us/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id...
Publisher: Nanotechnology Center for Learning and Teaching
Description: This resource is provided by the NanoEd Resource Portal, and is one of a number of nano lessons provided on the site. This lesson is "The Nanotechnology Module", which is a joint project with the Institute for Nanotechnology at Northwestern University. The module teaches students about the interesting science that happens at the nanoscale, the tools used by scientists to study objects so small, and the potential applications of discoveries made in nanotechnology. Activity 1 introduces the concept of nanometer, asking, "Just how small is a nanometer?" and "How does the size of something determine its physical and chemical properties?" To give students an idea of the different technological developments that are in existence in the "Nano-World," in Activity 2, they are asked to choose a nanoscale object from a list of examples and research its properties and current and future uses. In Activity 3, students create a macroscale model of what scientists do at the nanoscale with masking technology. Such a technique could be applied to create nanoscale circuitry, for example. Activity 4 looks at the challenges of signal amplification that one faces when working with nanoscale objects. The challenge in the culminating design project is to design, build, test, and evaluate a working model of an atomic force microscope (AFM), a valuable instrument scientists use to "see" nanoscale objects. Although research efforts in nanotechnology are still in the preliminary stages, the discoveries have the potential to significantly impact the fields of medicine, electronics, information technology, pharmaceuticals, and materials science, among others.
LC Classification: Medicine -- Medicine (General) -- Biomedical engineering. Electronics. Instrumentation -- Other special topics, A-Z -- Nanotechnology
Technology -- Chemical technology -- Biotechnology -- Processes, operations, and techniques -- Special, A-Z -- Nanotechnology
Technology -- Technology (General) -- Nanotechnology
GEM Subject: Science -- Engineering
Science -- Technology
Resource Type: Collection (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
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Audience: College/University Instructors
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Language: English
Rights: NCLT
Access Rights: Free access
Date Of Record Release: 2012-04-12 11:33:53 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2012-04-12 11:33:54 (W3C-DTF)
Source Type: ATE Project
Source: ATE Projects
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