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How to View (100), (110) and (111) Planes in Silicon Using Crystal Viewer 3.0
24 Mar 2017 | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This is a step-by-step guide that describes how to draw planes through a structure, and then view the structure, cut by the planes.This exercise may be helpful to understand the different symmetries observed on different planes in Si, and the different oxidation rates for different faces.
Learning Module: Chemical Lab Safety Rules
28 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: SCME NM
The fabrication of micro and nano devices requires the use of several types of chemicals, both inert and hazardous. This learning module provides the general safety rules for working in facilities and laboratories that use chemicals. Through its activities, the learning module gives...
Learning Module: Deposition Processes Overview for Microsystems
28 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: SCME NM, MJ Willis
This learning module is an overview of the common deposition processes used for the fabrication of micro-size devices. This learning module discusses thermal oxidation, chemical deposition and physical deposition processes. Activities are provided for further exploration into these...
Learning about Surface Area and Volume Using "Spaghetti and Meatballs for All!"
05 Apr 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Joyce Palmer Allen
The purpose of this lesson is to help students extend their knowledge of area, perimeter, and volume to include surface area. The understanding of these concepts begin in the elementary grades and helps students understand events such as why a hot potato cools down quicker when it is...
OOMMF FTUG: Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework First Time User's Guide
24 Mar 2016 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
OOMMF is the Object Oriented MicroMagnetic Framework, which is a powerful research-grade simulation tool for modeling the response of materials to applied magnetic fields that was developed by Dr.s Mike Donahue and Don Porter in the Information Technology Laboratory at the National Institute of...
Exploring Materials Properties with Nanomaterial Mechanics Explorer Structure Files
This document describes how to generate and download simulation output files from the Nanomaterial Mechanics Explorer on nanoHUB and view them locally using OVITO.This can be particularly useful for more advanced manipulations of the trajectory files, and for sharing files with others, such...
Exploration of the Oxidation Rate of Silicon Wafers via Simulation
04 Nov 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This teaching resource is designed for instructors who would like to introduce exploration through simulation into their lessons on silicon oxidation. Step-by-step instructions are provided for running the process lab oxidation simulation, and guiding questions are provided that should...
Exploring Thin Film Interference Colors through Simulation
This resource will guide instructors and independent learners through the process of simulating the reflections off of a thin film using the S4: Stanford Stratified Structure Solver simulation tool. Examples of a freely standing thin film (a soap bubble) and a thin film of silicon dioxide...
Using nanoHUB to Introduce Elementary and Middle School Students to Models and Simulations
25 Mar 2014 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This is a combination hands-on and simulation activity that will teach middle school students about the function and importance of modeling and simulations in science and engineering while learning about three important carbon nanostructures: graphene, bucky balls, and carbon nanotubes. The...
Evaluating the Fermi Function at Ec + 0.02 eV
15 Oct 2013 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This is a short animation explaining how to evaluate the fermi function, given a band diagram and an energy level of interest.
Unit Cell Ranking Tasks
15 Oct 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
This set of ranking tasks is designed to help the learner work with and understand some of the features of common structures: planar densities, atomic densities, atomic packing factor and coordination numbers of different planes and unit cells. There are four pages-- be sure to click on...
Ranking Task Warm Up -- exponentials and natural logs
07 May 2012 | | Contributor(s):: Tanya Faltens
Class warm up activity to be done in pairs. Students evaluate each of 8 terms and rank them from lowest to highest value. Some terms may have equal value. I have found that this is surprisingly challenging for most of my students. Bonus points can be given to the first team to complete the task...