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From the Southwest Center for Microsystems Education SCME NM
Chemical Lab Safety Rules provides most of the safety rules that you should follow when working in a lab that contains potentially hazardous materials.
Taught by Marcelo Carignano, Tomekia Simeon, Baudilio Tejerina, George C. Schatz
Selected Topics: electronic structure, molecular property visualization, QC-Lab, GAMESS, CNDO/INDO,UV-Spec, MoIST, TEDVis
Simulation-Based Course Activities
This lab provides instructions for the synthesis of nanoscale silver colloidal particles along with questions to guide student thinking regarding the molecular-scale interactions between acids, bases, salts and sugar with the silver particles.
A UV-Vis spectrophotometer (300-800 nm) is used to record the spectrum as electrolyte solution is slowly added over time. The interesting optical scattering effect of the nanoscale particles is also investigated.
The Nanosphere Optics Lab simulation tool is then used to calculate the scattering expected from specific nanosized silver particles according to Mie theory, using computational electrodynamics calculations. Discussion questions lead students to trends between the extinction maximum, the particle size and the refractive index of the solution, and towards matching simulation results with their experimentally obtained spectra.
This is a purely computational project that is concerned with using the nanoHUB tool QC-Lab to create and optimize molecules, and to study their spectroscopic and structural properties. The molecules studied are generally small molecules of interest to atmospheric chemistry, however the tool can be used for applications in nanoscience, and there are followup projects (not appropriate for freshman) that study the properties of carbon nanotubes and molecules important in vision.
Purdue University (2011)
Taught by Lichang Wang
Selected Topics: fuel cells, cathode catalyst, synthesis of metal alloy nanoparticles, PtAu, PtVFe, coupling computational chemistry with experimental work.
Purdue University (2010)
Taught by Gabriel Bowen
I know what you did last summer… and where you were and what you ate and what you drank. When it comes to the chemistry of your body, you really are what you eat (and breathe and drink), isotope ratio ecology and hydrology, IsoMAP, modeling
CHM 696 Purdue University (2011) 16 Lectures
Taught by Alexander Wei
Selected Topics: ions, cations, anions, chiral molecules, polar and apolar organic molecules, catenanes, rotaxanes, p-cation, dispersion forces, enthalpy-entropy,optical properties, semiconductor nanoparticles, nanorods, nanowires.