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In nanotechnology, a particle is defined as a small object that behaves as a whole unit in terms of its transport and properties. It is further classified according to size: in terms of diameter, fine particles cover a range between 100 and 2500nanometers, while ultrafine particles, on the other hand, are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers. Similar to ultrafine particles, nanoparticles are sized between 1 and 100 nanometers.
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CHM 696 Lecture 10: Supramolecular Chemistry of Metal Nanoparticles
10 Mar 2011 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Alexander Wei
What We Know and Don’t Know About the Toxicity of Nanomaterials: Challenges in Developing Experimental Approaches for Safety Assessment
24 Dec 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Peter L Goering
This seminar will summarize recent research activities at CDRH/FDA and highlight issues en countered in the characterization and biological responses of some prototypic nanomaterials.
ME 597A Lecture 7: Uncertainty Quantification in Experiments
16 Dec 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Arvind Raman
Guest Lecture Arvind Raman.
Thermal Transport in Nanostructured Materials: Working to Improve Efficiency in the Field of Thermoelectrics
08 Jul 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Suzanne Singer
This talk discusses the performance of nanostructured thin films as a potential
material for thermoelectric energy conversion applications, as well as the
material composition variations that...
ECET 499N Lecture 10: Nanomaterials
12 Apr 2010 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
Experiment vs. Modelling: What's the problem?
10 Aug 2009 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): William L. Barnes
Progress in plasmonics has been greatly assisted by developments in
experimental techniques and in numerical modelling. This talk will
look at some of the difficulties that emerge when...
Optical and Thermodynamic properties of noble metal nanoparticles. Effect of chemical functionalization.
06 May 2009 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, George C. Schatz
This laboratory is intended to introduce the student to the use of semiempirical electronic structure methods. In particular, the semiempirical methods will be applied to the study of metallic...
ECET 499N: Introduction to Nanotechnology
30 Mar 2009 | Courses | Contributor(s): Helen McNally
An introduction to the emerging area of nanotechnology will be studied. The primary focus will be on the technologies of nanotechnology, with specific emphasis on electronics and electrical...
Nano-Plasmonic Bowtie Antenna Simulator
15 Dec 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Alexander S McLeod, Jeffrey B. Neaton, P. James Schuck, Eugene Song, Graham Chapman
A tool for simulating the near-field enhancement effects of nano-scale bowtie antennae.
Nanoparticle and Colloidal Simulations with Molecular Dynamics
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05 Dec 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Steve Plimpton
Modeling nanoparticle or colloidal systems in a molecular dynamics (MD) code requires coarse-graining on several levels to achieve meaningful simulation times for study of rheological and other...
Northwestern University Initiative for Teaching Nanoscience
20 Aug 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina
This package allows users to study and analyze of molecular properties using various electronic structure methods.
Nanomaterials in Biosensing Using Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors and Metal Particles
30 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Nalam Madhusudhana Rao
The multifunctionality, multilayerable architechture and size of nanomaterials offer tremendous opportunities in developing sensing platforms. Ion Selective Field Effect Transistors (ISFET) are...
Nanobiotechnology – a different perspective
22 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Murali Sastry
The study of the synthesis, exotic properties, assembly/packaging and potential commercial application of nanomaterials is an extremely important topic of research that is expected to have...
Strategies for Preparation and Manufacture of Polymer-based Nanoparticulate Formulations
21 Jul 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen R. Byrn
Nanoparticles hold great promise for drug delivery applications. Several polymer-based formulations containing nanoparticles are in late phase development or on the market. In fact, polymer...
BNC Research Review: Carbon Nanotubes as Nucleic Acid Carriers
04 Jun 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Don Bergstrom
This presentation is part of a collection of presentations describing the projects, people, and capabilities enhanced by research performed in the Birck Center, and a look at plans for the...
Basics of Particle Adhesion
21 May 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Stephen P. Beaudoin
This presentation will describe the adhesion of rough, asymmetric particles with micro- to nano-scale dimension to solid surfaces. These adhesion processes are of great interest in...
Bionanotechnology: a different perspective
30 Apr 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Murali Sastry
31 Mar 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Sanket S Mahajan, Ganesh Subbarayan, Xufeng Wang
Code to perform Molecular Dynamics (MD) Simulations
Nanoelectronic Modeling: Multimillion Atom Simulations, Transport, and HPC Scaling to 23,000 Processors
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07 Mar 2008 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s): Gerhard Klimeck
Future field effect transistors will be on the same length scales as “esoteric” devices such as quantum dots,
nanowires, ultra-scaled quantum wells, and resonant tunneling diodes. In those...
29 Feb 2008 | Tools | Contributor(s): Baudilio Tejerina, Jeff Reimers
Semi-empirical Molecular Orbital calculations.