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Teaching middle school or high school students? Use these resources to help kids understand what nanotechnology is and how it may impact their lives. You might start by watching Mark Ratner's seminar A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience. Check out the various animations that we have to explain nanoscience concepts. Try running a simple tool online, such as CNTbands.

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Resources (1-20 of 61)

  1. 3D Molecular Models

    21 Jun 2007 | Animations | Contributor(s): Nicholas Vargo

    This animation was created as part of the Children's Museum Nanotechnology Exhibit to give the viewer an idea of what objects look like at the nano-level. The molecules range from something as...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2821

  2. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/440

  3. Feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing

    14 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Martin and Laura have an interesting debate about the feasibility of Molecular Manufacturing. Can molecular assemblers be developed to create new materials, new devices, and even macroscopic...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/93

  4. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2619

  5. How Semiconductors and Transistors Work

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

    This animation shows how semiconductor crystals work and how they are used to make transistor switches.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/486

  6. Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy

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

    This is a 60 second movie clip with an introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM). Design goals are - Give an idea of what STM looks like - Provide an overview of what STM does and...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2620

  7. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/448

  8. Nano/Bio Connection

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

    Nanotechnology is not just a topic for physicists, chemists, and engineers. Laura explains the important role of biologists in this field, and shows how they may help provide clues to molecular...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/91

  9. Nanomanufacturing: Top-Down and Bottom-Up

    14 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Martin presents an overview of nanomanufacturing techniques, explaining the difference between top-down and bottom-up approaches.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/96

  10. Operation of Scannig Tunneling Microscopy

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

    This is a 60-second movie clip with a narration of how Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM) operates. Produced by Eric Meyer, Imran Sobh and Hyung-Seok Hahm Beckman Institute University of Illinois...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/2621

  11. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) - Logic Gates

    03 Feb 2006 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    An earlier animation described how "Quantum-dot Cellular Automata" (QCAs) could serve as memory cells and wires. This animation contnues the story by describing how QCAs can be made into MAJORITY,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1005

  12. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) - Memory Cells

    03 Feb 2006 | Animations | Contributor(s): John C. Bean

    Scientists and engineers are looking for completely different ways of storing and analyzing information. Quantum-dot Cellular Automata are one possible solution. In computers of the future,...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/1006

  13. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/446

  14. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/442

  15. 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...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/444

  16. Scanning Probe Microscopes

    15 Mar 2005 | Animations | Contributor(s): EPICS LSPM Team

    Laura explains how scanning probe microscopes can be used to create images of small devices, molecules, and even atoms! A large-scale version of the scanning probe microscope is built out of...

    http://nanohub.org/resources/92

  17. 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.

    http://nanohub.org/resources/90

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