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Introductory Seminars on What is Nanotechnology?

By Joseph M. Cychosz (editor)

Network for Computational Nanotechnology, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN

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A collection of presentations which answer an aspect of the question “What is nanoteechnology?”

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  • Joseph M. Cychosz (2010), "Introductory Seminars on What is Nanotechnology?," http://nanohub.org/resources/7486.

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  1. Why is Nanotechnology Multidisciplinary? A perspective of one EE

    19 Oct 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    The field of nano science and nano-technology covers broad areas of expertise. Classical fields of Physics, Chemistry, Material Science, Electrical/Mechanical/Chemical Engineering all are involved in the "new" field. Nano research and development is therefore multidisciplinary. This presentation...

  2. Introduction to Nanometer Scale Science & Technology

    18 Jan 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark Hersam

    This seminar will provide an introductory overview for non-experts of the emerging field of nanometer scale science and technology. The following topics will be emphasized: (1) historical background and motivation for the study of nanometer scale phenomena; (2) strategies for controlling the...

  3. Nanomaterials: Quantum Dots, Nanowires and Nanotubes

    15 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands

    What is a quantum dot? What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are these interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions while introducing some fundamental concepts such as wave-particle duality,...

  4. Quantum Dots

    21 Jul 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck

    Quantum Dots are man-made artificial atoms that confine electrons to a small space. As such, they have atomic-like behavior and enable the study of quantum mechanical effects on a length scale that is around 100 times larger than the pure atomic scale. Quantum dots offer application...

  5. A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience

    13 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    While the Greek root nano just means dwarf, the nanoscale has become a giant focus of contemporary science and technology. We will examine the fundamental issues underlying the excitement involved in nanoscale research - what, why and how. Specific topics include assembly, properties,...

  6. Nanoscience at Work: Creating Energy from Sunlight

    13 Jun 2007 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): A. Paul Alivisatos

    Professor Paul Alivisatos introduces the Helios Project for the 2007 'Science at the Theater' series at Berkeley Repertory Theater in Berkeley, California. He discusses how Helios Project researchers use nanotechnology in the efficient capture of sunlight, and its conversion to electricity to...

  7. Thinking Small

    17 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Carl Batt, NCLT administator

    There is an overwhelming need on the part of the research community to explain our efforts in nanoscale science and engineering to the general public. To do so effectively there is also a need to catalogue the public's understanding of nanotechnology especially with respect to their ability to...

  8. Energy and Nanoscience A More Perfect Union

    29 Mar 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner

    Huge problems of energy and sustainability confront the science/engineering community, mankind, and our planet. The energy problem comes in many dimensions, including supply, demand, conservation, transportation, and storage. This overview will stress the nature of these problems, and offer a...

  9. DragonflyTV Nano – Using the Power of Television to Introduce Middle School Children to Nanotechnology

    15 Jan 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Richard Hudson, Joan Freese, Angie Prindle, Lisa Regalla

    DragonflyTV is a PBS science series for children, broadcast nationwide and on the internet. DragonflyTV models authentic science inquiry through its unique approach: In each episode, ordinary kids conduct their own inquiry-based investigations, modeling the inquiry process and communicating the...

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