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  1. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Tutorial 5: Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry/Rutherford Backscattering

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy P. Spila

    Secondary ion mass spectrometry is an analytical technique based on the measurement of themass of ions ejected from a solid surface after the surface has been bombarded with high energy (1-25 keV) primary ions.

  2. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Fabrication and Characterization of Multi-Compartment Collagen-Glycosaminoglycan Scaffolds for Tissue Regeneration

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Daniel Weisgerber

    We are working to create multi-compartment scaffolds as regenerative templates for multi-tissue interfaces such as the tendon to bone junction (TBJ). Collagen-glycosaminoglycan (CG) scaffolds have previously been successfully employed in a variety of soft tissue regeneration applications. Recently …

  3. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: The Schmidt-Czerny-Turner Spectrograph

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jason McClure

    The Czerny-Turner type imaging spectrograph is by far the most commonly used research instrument in dispersive optical spectroscopy. Image aberrations inherent in this type spectrograph impart distortions to recorded spectra that affect resolution both spatially and spectrally. Understanding the …

  4. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: CYP17A1: Gatekeeper to Androgen Biosynthesis

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael Gregory

    Human Cytochrome P45017A1 (CYP17) catalyzes the 17 alpha-hydroxylation of pregnenolone and progesterone as well as the subsequent 17,20 carbon-carbon lyase chemistry of its hydroxylated products. CYP17 function plays a central role in human steroid hormone biosynthesis, and its activity is …

  5. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Human Colon Carcinoma Cells on Gels: Spatial Confinement and Mechanosensing

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Muhammad Yakut Ali

    New Mounting experimental evidences suggest that cells can sense and respond to mechanical cues (i.e. substrate stiffness) and geometric cues in 2D and 3D culture models. Hence, engineered mechanical microenvironment can enable new in vitro mechano-biology studies, which are otherwise complicated …

  6. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Tutorial 4: X-ray Diffraction and Reflectometry

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mauro Sardela

    This workshop provides a critical, comparative and condensed overview of mainstream analytical techniques for materials characterization with emphasis on practical applications. The workshop will cover the following techniques: Atomic force microscopy (AFM) X-ray diffraction, reflectivity and …

  7. [Illinois] BioNanotechnology Seminar Series Spring 2012: Nanostructured Surface for Enhanced Fluorescence Cell Imaging

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Austin Hsiao

    We have created a nanostructure substrate on which three-dimensional confocal fluorescence cell-imaging sensitivity is amplified for cell membrane and cytoplasm. The nanostructure substrate was fabricated using a plasma etching technique to create a randomized array of nano-pillars. Confocal …

  8. [Illinois] CNST Annual Nanotechnology Workshop 2011: Novel Printing Approaches for Microelectrode Architectures on Flexible, Rigid, and Curvilinear Substrates

    06 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jennifer Lewis

    Showcasing University of Illinois research in bionanotechnology/nanomedicine, nanoelectronics/ nanophotonics, and nanomaterials/nanomanufacturing, leading to cross-campus and industry collaborations

  9. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Tutorial 3: X-ray Electron Spectroscopy / Auger Electron Spectroscopy

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Rick Haasch

    This workshop provides a critical, comparative and condensed overview of mainstream analytical techniques for materials characterization with emphasis on practical applications. The workshop will cover the following techniques: Atomic force microscopy (AFM) X-ray diffraction, reflectivity and …

  10. MEMSLab

    05 Jun 2013 | Tools | Contributor(s): Oluwatosin Adeosun, Sambit Palit, Ankit Jain, Muhammad Alam

    Simulation suite for electromechanical actuators

  11. [Illinois] NBSS11: Math Toolbox

    13 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu

    Goal: Develop a set of tools useful for optics and nanobiophotonics applications.

  12. [Illinois] 2010 Nano-Biophotonics Summer School: Intro to Nanophotonics

    14 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Kent D Choquette

    Biophotonics Summer School 2010 May 21st - June 1st 2010 Urbana-Champaign, Illinois The Biophotonics Summer School brings together from a wide variety of disciplines to teach students about the biophotonics field. In 2010, some of the topics covered included principles of biophotonics, technology …

  13. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Advanced AFM-Raman Setup - Towards The Spatial and Spectroscopic Resolution At Single Molecule Level

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexey Temiryazev

    Significant advances in Scanning Probe Microscopy (SPM) during the last decade have allowed true molecular resolution in vacuum, liquid and ambient conditions. The next step in the development of this technology is to make molecular resolution imaging a reliably attainable by moderately-experienced …

  14. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: AM-FM and Loss Tangent Imaging, Two Tools for Quant. Nanomechanical Property Mapping

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Irene Revenko

    Amplitude-modulated Atomic Force Microscopy (AM-AFM), also known as tapping mode, is a proven, reliable and gentle imaging method with wide spread applications. Previously, the contrast in AM-AFM has been difficult to quantify. In this work, we introduce two new techniques that allow unambiguous …

  15. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Technical Requirements For Successful Tip Enhanced Raman (TERS) Imaging: Towards Label-Free Chemical Imaging At The Nano-scale

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Emmanuel Leroy

    Since the mid 1980’s, Scanning Probe Microscopy has been a catalyst for research on nanotechnologies, making the study of nano-materials affordable, and has greatly enhanced the analysis of mechanical and electrical properties of those materials, yet it has limited chemical …

  16. [Illinois] ECE 460 Optical Imaging Fall 2011 Lecture 26: Review

    12 Jun 2013 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gabriel Popescu

    Scalar fields, geometrical optics, wave optics, Gaussian beams, Fourier optics, spatial and temporal coherence, microscopy, interference chromatic and geometric aberrations, Jones matrices, waveplates, electromagnetic fields, and electro-optic and acousto-optic effects. Laboratory covers numerical …

  17. [Illinois] Advanced Materials Characterization Workshop 2012: Recent Developments in a Novel Dynamical Testing Technique

    05 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Jeffrey Schirer

    Nanomechanical testing, often nanoindentation, has been well-established at a basic level for characterization of small volumes of material and low-dimensional structures, with the size scale of the applications dictating the physical testing size scale required. The aspiration to understand …

  18. Rappture Bootcamp 1.1: Introducing the Rappture Toolkit

    16 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan

  19. Rappture Bootcamp 1.2: What's Under the Hood?

    16 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan

  20. Rappture Bootcamp 1.3: Introduction to Scientific Programming in MATLAB

    16 Jul 2012 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Michael McLennan

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