Nanotechnology Workshops at Northwest Vista College - Nanotechnology Workshop for High School Students and High School Educators
26 Oct 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Neda Habibi, Jared Ashcroft (editor)
Northwest Vista College will host it’s fourth summer Nanotechnology workshop for high school students and high school educators in summer 2021. ...
Sensitivity & Resolution of Quantum-Enhanced Imaging: Decoherence, Coherence, and Ancillas
29 Apr 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Bahaa E. A. Saleh
Outline:Brief overview of quantum-enhanced sensing & imagingQuantum limits on precision of phase measurement: combatting decoherence with ancillaQuantum limits on precision of phase-gradient measurement: Role of beam size Quantum limits on two-point resolution: coherence resurrects Rayleigh’s...
Achoo! Pollen Does More than Make Us Sneeze
18 Mar 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Holly Leddy, NNCI Nano
Harness the power of a scanning electron microscope to let students see that pollen is more than just the yellow dust that makes us sneeze sometimes! Students will learn to use scale bars to interpret size on microscope images, thus meeting math as well as science standards. Using that...
Computational Imaging with Few Photons or Electrons
19 Feb 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Vivek K. Goyal
Toward a Thinking Microscope: Deep Learning-Enabled Computational Microscopy and Sensing
29 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Aydogan Ozcan
In this presentation, I will provide an overview of some of our recent work on the use of deep neural networks in advancing computational microscopy and sensing systems, also covering their biomedical applications.
Advances in Computational and Quantum Imaging Workshop
28 Jan 2020 |
The purpose of the workshop is to bring different communities together, review recent theoretical and experimental advances and explore synergetic collaborations. The workshop aligns well with the significant investments in quantum technologies through the National Quantum Initiative in the...
Quantum-Enhanced Imaging for Advanced Characterization
21 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Raphael C. Pooser
Scanning Probe Microscopy: "Feeling" What You Can't See at the Nanometer Scale
21 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Sandrine Martin, NNCI Nano
Scanning probe microscopes are important tools that allow researchers to examine nanoscale objects and materials. In this lesson, students simulate the function of a scanning probe microscope.This activity works best in groups of 3 students. Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPMs) of various types...
CDs and DVDs as Diffraction Gratings
13 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Rama Balachandran, Karen Porter Davis, NNCI Nano
The objective of this lab is to compare the diffraction behavior of light waves between a CD and DVD. CDs and DVDs contain regularly spaced micrometer sized features which can act like a diffraction grating. Using commercial electronic storage devices like CDs and DVDs as gratings rather than...
Modeling Sanning Probe Microscopes (SPM)
06 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Woodward Maxwell, NNCI Nano
The Modeling Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) lab is designed to show students the principles of how a Scanning Probe Microscope works and how mapping on a smaller scale provides a more detailed view of a surface. Students will use a conductivity apparatus to model the mapping behavior of an...
Seeing Nano II: Using Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM) to see Nano-size Objects
06 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Samantha Andrews, NNCI Nano
Students will explore the storage capacities of CDs, DVDs, and Blu-ray discs using an Atomic Force Microscope (AFM). The AFM allows us to image objects that are extremely small in size, often on the nanoscale (10-9m). Students will access an AFM via Remotely Accessible Instruments for...
Big vs. Little - Micro to Nano
02 Jan 2020 | | Contributor(s):: Ellie Devine, Lisa Perazone, NNCI Nano
This is a five part lesson dealing with size and scale. Elementary children will explore the concept of size by comparing and categorizing objects, then constructing various sized structures. The lesson is designed to begin their understanding of big and small which will be important as...
Biological 3D Structures by Cryo-EM: Challenges in Computations and Instruments
23 Oct 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Wen Jiang
Single particle cryo-EM is revolutionizing structural biology. Many structures of viruses and protein complexes have been determined to 2-4 Å resolutions. While stable structures that can be expressed/purified in large quantities can be solved routinely, the dynamic compositions and...
Introduction to X-ray Microscopy (XRM): Technology and Applications for Lab-based Non-destructive, High-resolution 3D Imaging and Analysis
09 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: John Kelley
This talk will cover an overview of XRM technology as well as prominent examples and applications.
X-Ray Micro-Computed Tomography Characterization of the Internal Microstructure of 3D Printed Hardened Cement-based Materials
09 Aug 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Mohamadreza Moini
In our research a lab-based X-ray microscope was used to perform micro-CT evaluations to explore the microstructural characteristics of 3-day old intact (i.e. not tested) 3D printed and cast hardened cement paste specimens at two levels of magnification: 0.4X and 4X. ...
Nanoscale NMR Studies of Topological Insulators, Crystalline Insulators and Dirac Semimetals
22 May 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Louis Bouchard
In this talk, we will review recent advances in experimental techniques to study the electronic and magnetic properties of such topological materials. Among the novel techniques, we shall discuss radioactive ion beam spectroscopy and nuclear magnetic resonance. Our group has...
ME 290R Lecture 2.2: Lithography Performance Criteria - Technical (Yield Modeling)
27 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Taylor, Hayden
Ways to evaluate a lithography process. Topics include: resolution; line edge roughness; overlay capability; throughput; cost of ownership; capital cost; energy consumption and environmental impact (e.g. solvent usage; material wastage); pattern dependencies.
Fundamentals of Metrology and Characterization for Nanotechnology
13 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Diane Hickey-Davis, NACK Network
Outline:How do we see what we can’t see?Five common nanotech instrumentsFor each, I’ll cover:What it doesHow it worksWhere it’s used in IndustryWhat subjects you can teach with itWhat skills your students can learn from it
Extracting Hidden Three-Dimensional Information from Your Fluorescence Microscope
06 Mar 2019 | | Contributor(s):: Mikael Backlund
Here I will focus on two studies that demonstrate this concept. First I will discuss the fundamental limits associated with determining the three-dimensional position of a fluorescent emitter, with insights provided by quantum parameter estimation theory. Second I will show how nitrogen-vacancy...