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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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Operation of Scannig Tunneling Microscopy
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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...
Nanotechnology and Visible Light
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19 Dec 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Raymond Serrano
This submission is an undergraduate project by Raymond Serrano, a chemistry student at UTEP. Raymond has been a nanoHUB student for one year.
In addition to being factor of scale, nanoscience...
Molecular Workbench: An Interface to the Molecular World
25 Jun 2006 | Downloads | Contributor(s): Charles Xie
The Molecular Workbench software is a free, open-source modeling and authoring program specifically designed for use in science education. Powered by a set of real-time molecular simulation...
Nanotechnology in Biology
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29 Aug 2006 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Elizabeth Gardner
This is the first of two exercises developed by El Paso High School teachers as part of a two week workshop on nanotechnology education, part of the National Center for Learning and Teaching of...
Nanotubes and Nanowires: One-dimensional Materials
17 Jul 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Timothy D. Sands
What is a nanowire? What is a nanotube? Why are they interesting and what are their potential applications? How are they made? This presentation is intended to begin to answer these questions...
Mark Ratner Interview on Nanotechnology
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23 Mar 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Mark A. Ratner, Krishna Madhavan
Nanotechnology interview with Krishna Madhavan.
Creating Research Links between Science at the Nanoscale and Science Education
28 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nora H. Sabelli
This talk will address what is needed to reduce the gap between current science education and science education that incorporates the ideas in current nanoscience. The ability to manipulate matter...
Launch of a Nanoscale Informal Science Education Network
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21 Feb 2006 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): larry bell
The Museum of Science, Boston, in partnership with the Science Museum of Minnesota
and the Exploratorium in San Francisco, has been selected by the National Science
Foundation (NSF) to form...
A Gentle Introduction to Nanotechnology and Nanoscience
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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...
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,...
Quantum-dot Cellular Automata (QCA) - Logic Gates
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,...
How Can Your Educational Modules Contain Interactive Online Simulation?
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28 Feb 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
The Network for Computational Nanotechnology (NCN) is a multi-university, NSF-funded
initiative with a mission to lead in research, education, and outreach to students and professionals,
Embedding science and technology education into students' lifestyles and technology choices
06 Dec 2005 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Krishna Madhavan
Learning experiences of the future will be multi-sensory, engage technologies and significant
computational power continuously and invisibly, and will be completely engaging. The
NCLT Seminar Series
23 Nov 2005 | Series
National Center for Learning and Teaching in Nanoscale Science and Engineering. (NCLT). The mission of NCLT is to develop the next generation of leaders in NSE teaching and learning, with an...
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.
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.
Scanning Electron Microscope
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.
Scanning Probe Microscope Piezoelectric Crystals
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...
Scanning Probe Microscope Operation
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...
Fabrication of a MOSFET within a Microprocessor
This resource depicts the step-by-step process by which the transistors of an integrated circuit are made.