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  1. Scanning Electron Microscope

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This resource describes a scanning electron microscope (SEM). It includes detailed depictions of how the electron beam is focused and used to create hugely magnified images of experimental specimens.

  2. Scanning Probe Microscope Operation

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) include Atomic Force Microscopes (AFMs) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STMs or STEMs). They are the only instruments in widespread use that can actually "see" single atoms! You can skim this resource quickly to learn the general concepts of SPMs, or you can...

  3. Scanning Probe Microscope Piezoelectric Crystals

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    In this resource we disassemble the piezoelectric assembly of a scanning probe microscope. At its core is a white cylinder of the piezoelectric material. If you look closely, it has a granular texture that reflects the fact that it is actually made up of many small crystals.

  4. OMEN Nanowire Demonstration: Nanowire Simulation and Analysis

    11 Jun 2009 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, Benjamin P Haley

    This video shows the simulation and analysis of a nanowire using OMEN Nanowire. Several powerful analytic features of this tool are demonstrated.

  5. Quantum Dot Wave Function (Quantum Dot Lab)

    02 Feb 2011 | Animations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck, David S. Ebert, Wei Qiao

    Electron density of an artificial atom. The animation sequence shows various electronic states in an Indium Arsenide (InAs)/Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) self-assembled quantum dot.

  6. Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.

  7. What is a Nanometer?

    02 Apr 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Join Laura and Martin on a wild ride through the milliworld and the microworld to reach the nanoworld. Along the way, they discover how small a nanometer truly is.

  8. Particle-Wave Duality: an Animation

    07 Jul 2008 | Animations | Contributor(s): Dragica Vasileska

    This animation is publicly available at YouTube under

  9. Molecular Beam Epitaxy

    16 Nov 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Microelectronic devices are made by repeating two steps: 1) Depositing a thin uniform layer of material; 2) Then using a photographic process to pattern and remove unwanted areas of that layer.

  10. General Introduction to Nanotechnology

    20 Apr 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Hyung-Seok Hahm

    This is an 80 second movie clip. The camera zooms in from a computer to molecules with a narration.The design goals are - Give a smooth introduction to nano-world- Deliver ideas of how small nano-scale objects are with a zoom-in- Inform that nanotechnology is related to everyday thingsProduced..., a resource for nanoscience and nanotechnology, is supported by the National Science Foundation and other funding agencies. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.