Educational Outreach in Nanotechnology
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Charles Evans
In order to bridge the gap between the rapidly expanding field of nanotechnology and the general public, the LEGO Scanning Probe Microscope Team (LSPM) developed tutorials to bring nanotechnology to the masses.
Carbon Nano Structures: A Web Based Animation Approach
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Tarun Siripurapu
Educational materials on carbon nano-tubes targeted primarily at elementary and middle school children are developed. They are to be incorporated as teaching aids for educators as part of continuing work on an EPICS project, LSPM – the Lego Scanning Probe Microscope.
Understanding Carbon Nanotubes
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Christian Martinez
Nanotechnology is a recent area which covers almost every educational field. Nowadays, most people are unaware of the benefits of nanotechnology. Carbon nanotubes (CNTs) are structures that are found and used in nanotechnology.
Educating by Computer Animations One Method Proposed to Control Motion at the Nanoscale: How to Roll
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Manuel Emeric
A student oriented approach for teaching was used to develop an explanation about the method to control motion at the nanoscale. The approach is focused on teaching all kind of people, no matter its previous knowledge about science.
Memory : An Animated Approach to Education and Outreach
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Varun Sinha
Nanoscale science and technology has great potential for changing our lives. Despite the far reaching implications, it remains an esoteric concept riddled with fear, uncertainty and doubt.
Feasibility of Molecular Assemblers
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): LaDawn Biddle
Molecular manufacturing is expected to be the Industrial Revolution of the 21st century. Essentially all mechanized products are anticipated to be improved with the use of molecular assemblers.
Effects of Pre-Growth Catalyst Annealing on Carbon Nanotube Synthesis
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Aaron Franklin
The inability to control the physical properties of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) continues to hinder the manufacturability and applicability of CNT devices. The effect of pre-growth annealing on iron-based CNT catalysts prior to plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) CNT synthesis is …
Spectroscopic Studies of Dye-Metal Complexes
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Starre Williams
In the previous works concerning metal-molecule interactions interesting properties of a new spectral band in luminescence were observed. It was also shown in previous works that Ag-dye complexes placed in a micro-cavity provide multiplicative enhancement for luminescence and Raman scattering.
Measurements of Interface Trap Density in MOS Capacitors Using AC Conductance Method
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Benafsha Shahlori
4-H SiC MOS capacitors have a broad interface state density located at approximately 2.9eV above the valence band edge. These states reduce mobility through carrier trapping which in turn affects the electrical performance of these devices. The ac conductance technique is used to measure interface …
Visualization of and Educational Tool for Quantum Dots
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Aaron Christensen, Adrian Rios
Quantum dots (QDs) are confined structures made of metals and semiconductors that are capable of containing free electrons.The ability to visualize these small devices is advantageous in determining probable electron orbitals and in observing information not easily conceived in raw datasets.
Quantum Dots Visualization Software using Electron Wave Function
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Patrick Macnamara, Laurie St. Ange
The viewing of electron orbitals is a necessary element in the investigation of quantum dot structures as well as in their conceptualization. With an electron wave function superimposed over a crystalline quantum dot structure containing a million to three million atoms, we adapted the marching …
Visualization of CNT FET Electrical Field Lines
15 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Muriel Fort, Sameer Hamdan
With transistors decreasing to nanometric dimensions, limits of current processing technologies are being reached. Many physical obstacles still need to be overcome to replace earlier silicon devices with Carbon NanoTube Field Effect Transistors (CNT FETs).
Hydrodynamic Separation of Micron-sized Particles through Magnetization
16 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Michael Benko
Many assays and lab-on-a-chip projects require the use of uniform magnetic particles. Creating magnetic particles of uniform size and magnetization is a difficult task. The next best alternative is to make a distribution of particles and separate them.
Self-Assembled Monolayer of DNA Microarrays
16 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Joanny Tam
Conductivity experiments with DNA have already been performed. With this in mind, we experimented using the charge transport of DNA to receive signals about detection of similar DNA sequences of another species through the linking of complementary ssDNA on chips; subsequently, these methods can …
Efficient UDP Haptic Device Communication
16 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Daniel Wilhelm
The User Datagram Protocol (UDP) is a robust method for communicating with haptic devices across a Local Area Network (LAN), enabling fast Ethernet transmission and remote operation.
Modification of Si(111) Surfaces using Self - Assembled Monolayers (SAMs) for Electrochemical and AF
16 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Rosangelly Flores Pérez
Recent researchers in the electrical engineering field are using self-assembled monolayers techniques with aryldiazonium salts solutions to build nanoelectronic devices. This innovation can explain the molecular conductivity and the chemical covalent bonds between π- conjugated orbitals of the …
Biostimulation of Human Endothelial Cells Using Applied Photonic Energy
16 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Emile Rochen
Endothelial cells can be envisioned as the circulatory gateways between the bloodstream and bodily tissues. These cells, which line the interior of our arteries and veins, provide a critical exchange function within the body.
Process Variation: An Evalution of Carbon Nanotube Transistor Field Effect Transistors
16 Aug 2004 | Notes | Contributor(s): Sergio Urban, Alvin Lacson, Louis Bonhami
Process variation is the observed deviation of device parameters in mass production processes. As the critical dimensions of today's MOSFET's are continously decreasing, process variation is becoming an increased problem.
SURI 2004 Conference Agenda
15 Aug 2004 | Notes
Thursday, August 15
Nanotechnology Animation Group
Melloch, Reifenberger, Guo
Educational Outreach in Nanotechnology
Melloch, Reifenberger, …
SURI 2004 Program Highlights
15 Aug 2004 | Notes
The 2004 SURI class consisted of 22 students
from 13 different universities.
Alabama A&M University
Arizona State University
Morgan State University
National Polytech Institute Of Toulouse
University of Michigan
Polytechnic University of …