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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 fluorescence (XRD, XRR, XRF) including high-temperature analysis Scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, STEM); focused ion beam (FIB) Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and x-ray …

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This tool computes molecular electronic spectra.

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This is a yearly conference on foundations of nanoscience, maintaining the highest scientific standards and providing many opportunities for discussion and informal exchange of information and questions. Self-assembly is the central theme of the conference. Topics include experimental and theoretical studies of self-assembled architectures and devices, at scales ranging from nano-scale to meso-scale. The conference spans many traditional disciplines including chemistry, biochemistry,...

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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 fluorescence (XRD, XRR, XRF) including high-temperature analysis. Scanning and transmission electron microscopy (SEM, TEM, STEM); focused ion beam (FIB). Auger electron spectroscopy (AES), and …

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Visualize crystal structure and lattice plane with Jmol

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An extensible environment for interactive and reproducible computing, based on the Jupyter Notebook and Architecture.

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XRD pattern for BCC and FCC metals

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Introduction to Nano Science and Technology

This new elective course is intended to be a gateway for the senior and graduate students to the range of special graduate courses in nanoscience and technology for engineers. The course consists of topics in fundamental nanoscale science, plus an overview of areas in nanotechnology. Part I: Concepts in Nanoscale Science – Below the continuum: quantum mechanics – Statistics of small ensembles: molecular transport and thermodynamics – …

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This course will provide students with the fundamentals of computational problem-solving techniques that are used to understand and predict properties of nanoscale systems. Emphasis will be placed on how to use simulations effectively, intelligently, and cohesively to predict properties that occur at the nanoscale for real systems. The course is designed to present a broad overview of computational nanoscience and is therefore suitable for both experimental and theoretical researchers. Specific …

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Practical introduction to the operation of transmission electron microscopes. Microscope design and function; imaging and diffraction modes and image content; instrument operation. Required of all students who use the TEM in their research.

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The goal of this short course is to provide an introduction to the theory and algorithms behind MD simulations, describe some of the most exciting recent developments in the field and exemplify with a few applications applications. The series also includes a tutorial on the nanoMATERIALS simulation tool, an online MD simulation tool available at the nanoHUB. This provides users with a hands-on experience with MD simulations and enables further exploration of some of the concepts described in the lectures.

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This set of ten presentations accompanied a graduate level course on Molecular Dynamics simulation. The specific objective of the course (and the presentations) is to provide: 1. Awareness of the opportunities and limitations of Molecular Dynamics as a tool for scientific and engineering research 2. Understanding of the compromise between model complexity/realism and computational expense 3. Background that enables interpretation of Molecular Dynamics-based studies reported in the literature

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This set of ten presentations accompanied a graduate level course on Molecular Dynamics simulation. The specific objective of the course (and the presentations) is to provide: 1. Awareness of the opportunities and limitations of Molecular Dynamics as a tool for scientific and engineering research 2. Understanding of the compromise between model complexity/realism and computational expense 3. Background that enables interpretation of Molecular Dynamics-based studies reported in the literature

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Introduction to quantum mechanics and solid state physics. Specific topics include free electron behavior, potential energy wells and barriers, energy band theory, phonons, and electrical properties of metals and semiconductors. This course develops many concepts of fundamental interest to nanoscale science and engineering such as quantum confinement and reduced dimensionality effects in nanomaterials.

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“Nanomaterials,” is an interdisciplinary introduction to processing, structure, and properties of materials at the nanometer length scale. The course will cover recent breakthroughs and assess the impact of this burgeoning field. Specific nanofabrication topics include epitaxy, beam lithographies, self- assembly, biocatalytic synthesis, atom optics, and scanning probe lithography. The unique size- dependent properties (mechanical, thermal, chemical, optical, electronic, and magnetic) that result from nanoscale structure will be explored in the context of technological applications including computation, magnetic storage, sensors, and actuators.

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This course introduces you to the materials science and engineering of metals, ceramics, polymers, and electronic materials. Topics include: bonding, crystallography, imperfections, phase diagrams, properties and processing of materials. Case studies are used when appropriate to exemplify the lecture topics. Related courses are mostly focussed on Mechanical Behavior.

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This course is an in-depth, hands-on exposure to the producing and tailoring of the materials used in nanofabrication. The course will cover chemical materials production techniques such as colloidal chemistry; atmosphere, low-pressure and plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition; nebulization; and atomic layer deposition. It will also cover physical techniques such as sputtering; thermal and electron beam evaporation; and spin-on approaches. This course is designed to give students experience in producing a wide variety of materials tailored for their mechanical, electrical, optical, magnetic, and biological properties.

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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 measurements. Instruments and techniques used in nanotechnology will be described and explored which include but are not limited to scanning probe microscopy, surface analysis and electron microscopy. Nanomaterials such as carbon nanotubes and nanoparticles will be covered. Applications of nanotechnologies in various disciplines will be introduced along with social implications of this exciting new area. This course also incorporates laboratory exercises to provide hands on design and analysis.

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The modern solar cell was invented at Bell Labs in 1954 and is currently receiving renewed attention as a potential contribution to addressing the world\‘s energy challenge. This set of five tutorials is an introduction to solar cell technology fundamentals. It begins with a broad overview of solar cells and continues with a discussion of carrier generation and recombination in silicon solar cells. The tutorials continue with an overview of solar cell modeling and …

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nano + graphene

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It is has long been known that the grain size of a material has a substantial effect on its mechanical strength, through the well-established Hall-Petch relationship. In the past decade or so, there has been a resurgence of interest in this topic resulting from the ability to create metals with grain sizes in the deep sub-micron to nano-crystalline scale via a variety of processing techniques. In these materials, it has been conjectured that it may no longer be possible to deform individual grains via simple unit dislocation processes, and other mechanisms may be required to achieve plastic flow.

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Nano-size objects are smaller than the wavelength of light and because of this they cannot be viewed with a light microscope.  Special tools are needed to see nanoscale objects, one of which is the scanning electron microscope. This activity will have students explore the types of images that can obtained using an SEM.

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