Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals

By Daniella Duran

University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA

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Abstract

This 3-part lesson introduces the nanoscale effect of various energy inputs on the crystal lattice of a smart material, Nitinol, and then invites students to become nanotechnology inventors. Students will first explore how energy exchanges lead to solid-state phase changes at the macroscale and explore the applications of this nanotechnology.

This lab is designed to help students understand the nanoscale effect of various energy inputs on the crystal lattice of a smart material, Nitinol, and invites students to become nanotechnology inventors.

 

Credits

Developed by the Georgia Institute of Technology NNIN RET Program.

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This lesson was developed with support of the National Science Foundation, NNIN and the NNIN RET Program.

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

  • Daniella Duran (2017), "Nanotechnology Invention and Design: Phase Changes, Energy, and Crystals," http://nanohub.org/resources/25581.

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Submitter

Nancy Healy

NNCI Education and Outreach, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA

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