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  1. ECE 695NS L02: Computability and NP-hardness

    13 Jan 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

    Outline:OverviewDefinitionsComputing MachinesChurch-Turing ThesisPolynomial Time (Class P)Class NPNon-deterministic Turing machinesReducibilityCook-Levin theorem Coping with NP Hardness

  2. DNA Origami Visualization Tools

    12 Sep 2016 | Tools | Contributor(s): Jessica Nash

    Visualize DNA origami designs

  3. Lines on Paper

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joshua LaForge

    Students will learn how scientists use a process called X-ray diffraction to figure out the structure of things that are too small to see such as atoms, molecules, and crystal structures.This lab will help students understand how light is bent into different directions as it interacts with small...

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

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Daniella Duran

    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...

  5. Synthesis and Characterization of CdSe Qunatum Dots

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Nicholas Blake

    In this laboratory, students will study how surfactant-based chemistry can be used to synthesize CdSe quantum dots and study how the size of the quantum dots can be controlled by varying reaction time. The laboratory will  demonstrate how the color of these quantum dots can be connected to...

  6. Taking a Closer Look at Objects

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Georgia Institute of Technology

    For students to understand their world they often need to use tools to gather information.  Some tools will help them see parts of their surrounding world that they would otherwise miss. These tools include magnifying glasses and microscopes.    The lesson can be conducted as...

  7. Wet Etching in Nanofabrication

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Manuel Casillas

    This lab will help students understand how chemical reactions are used to create the specific shapes on surfaces of crystalline materials, which make up functional components within electronics. The fabrication of electronic devices is now reaching into the nanoscale with the capability of more...

  8. Right Tool for the Job

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    The purpose of this lesson is to encourage students to think about how using tools helps them gather information about the world around them.  This is especially important at the nanoscale, where the objects are too small to be seen and the information we gather depends on the tools that we...

  9. Help or Hype: The Ethics of Bio-nanotechnology

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Samantha Andrews

    This lesson explores the ethical concerns related to bio-nanotechnology. Bio-nanotechnology is the application of nanotechnology to living things. This ranges from the creation of pharmaceuticals to medical devices. While scientists have created many life-saving treatments ethical concerns, such...

  10. Mixtures and Nanotechnology

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    The purpose of this unit is to help students make the connection that the classification of mixtures is based on the size of particles. This connects to two of the Big Ideas in Nanoscale Science and Engineering (Stevens, Sutherland, and Krajick 2009). The first is Size and Scale or factors...

  11. Learning About Surface Area and Volume

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    The purpose of this lesson is to help students extend their knowledge of area, perimeter, and volume to include surface area.  The understanding of these concepts begin in the elementary grades and helps students understand events such as why a hot potato cools down quicker when it is...

  12. Sometimes We Need Big Numbers

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Palmer Allen

    The purpose of this lesson is to help students visualize how small a nanometer is by relating the size to the numbers- millions, billions and trillions and then relating those numbers to how small particles of matter are. It begins to lay the foundation for future learning about atoms in the...

  13. Silver Nanoparticle Synthesis, Spectroscopy, and Bacterial Growth

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Pennsylvania State University

    Students will learn about the differences in physical propoerties at the nanoscale as compared to the same materials at the macroscale. The students will demonstrate the appropriate use of a spectrophotometer and will convert between different units of measurement. This unit assists students in...

  14. What's the Smallest Thing You Know?

    11 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joyce Allen

    The book What’s Smaller Than A Pygmy Shrew? by Robert E. Wells helps students see that a pygmy shrew is among the tiniest of  mammals and that a ladybug is even smaller.  But in the book, they will also find even smaller things that they ordinarily do not see.  This is the...

  15. ECE 695NS: Numerical Simulations of Electro-optic Energy Systems

    10 Jan 2017 | Courses | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

    SPring 2017This course is currently in production. It is made available in this incomplete form to support the student currently taking this course.

  16. ECE 695NS L01: Introduction and Overview

    10 Jan 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter Bermel

  17. Introduction to Creative Problem Solving in Nanotechnology

    10 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Joseph Nunn

    This lesson serves as an introduction to the field of nanotechnology by discussing its real-world implications in light of current economic issues and conditions.  The lesson is performed using the Creative Problem-Solving format and serves as a method to encourage debate on current topics.

  18. Silver Nanoparticle Socks

    10 Jan 2017 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Pennsylvania State Univeristy

    This lab will allow students to use the pure silver nanoparticles they synthesize to create antibacterial socks. They will compare their socks with socks that have been treated with a commercial silver spray, socks that have been treated in a factory, and a control that was not been...

  19. Laser Filtering, Metamaterials, and Commercializing Through the Lens of the Mythical Person Month

    09 Jan 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Themos Kallos

    In this work we investigate whether optical metamaterials in particular may require more than the typical resources to lead to successful commercialization. We also compare the estimated efforts with other technology commercialization projects of the recent past. ...

  20. Photonic Structures with Topological Robustness: from Classical to Quantum

    09 Jan 2017 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mohammad Hafezi

    In this talk, I demonstrate how similar physics can be observed for photons; specifically, how various quantum Hall Hamiltonians can be simulated in an optical platform. I report on the first observation of topological photonic edge state using silicon-on-insulator technology and our recent...