Learning Module: Microcantilevers - Instructor Materials

By Southwest Center for Microsystems Education (SCME)

University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

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­This learning module is an overview of microcantilevers, how they work and how they are used in micro and nanotechnology.  These are the instructor materials.


  • Knowledge Probe (Pre-test)
  • Microcantilevers Applications Overview
  • Chemical Sensor Arrays
  • Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs)
  • How Does a Cantilever Work?
  • Microcantilever Model Activity
  • Terminology and Research Activity
  • Final Assessment

There are Powerpoint presentations available to download for the Microcantilevers Applications Overview, Chemical Sensor Arrays and How Does a Cantilever Work? units.

Instructors: please create a nanoHUB account and then request SCME Group membership in order to obtain Instructor Guides and editable slides for your personal classroom use.

Student materials for this learning module are available here.


MJ Willis

Southwest Center for Microsystems Education, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM