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  1. Aerogel (Aerogel)

    02 Jul 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Carol E. Bouvier, James J Marti, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Los aerogeles son las sustancias semisólidas conocidas más livianas que existen. Los aerogeles de sílice o dióxido de silicio (SiO2) tienen la misma estructura química que la arena de sílice o el vidrio de las ventanas, pero tienen diferencias...

  2. Materials Camp for High School Students

    01 Jul 2020 | Series | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    These activities were all developed for the Materials Camp program at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), which began in 2011. The camp is a five-day, non-residential program designed to introduce mostly local 10th-12th grade students to the field of materials engineering and the...

  3. ECE 595M Lecture 1.2: Overview of Process Equipment

    01 Jul 2020 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Minghao Qi

  4. Encapsulación y Liberación Controlada: Macro Cápsulas (Encapsulation & Controlled Release)

    30 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, James J Marti, Kyle Forgette, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo introduce el proceso de la formación de macro cápsulas y el concepto de autoensamblaje. Formar cápsulas a escalas macro, micro y nano tiene aplicaciones muy importantes en la liberación de medicamentos, cosméticos, tecnología de...

  5. Nanofiltración (NanoFiltration)

    30 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Sandra Weeks, Laura Arndt, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    El suministro de agua contaminada se ha convertido en un problema local en las comunidades de los Estados Unidos y el mundo. Aunque las situaciones dramáticas en Flint, Michigan y Nueva Orleans después del huracán Katrina ocuparon los titulares noticiosos, los vecindarios y...

  6. Nano-celulosa (Nanocellulose)

    30 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, kim Grady, Rich Wilkosz (editor), Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo le presenta a los estudiantes la nanotecnología, procesos y métodos que están siendo desarrollados para producir nano-fibras de celulosa fuertes y rígidas.  El módulo está diseñado para guiar a los estudiantes a...

  7. Nanotratamiento del Agua (Nanotreatment)

    30 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Sandra Weeks, Laura Arndt, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo se concentra en las tecnologías que utilizan fuerzas e interacciones en la nano escala para tratar el agua. Se le presenta a los estudiantes la oportunidad de seleccionar un problema de tratamiento del agua para determinar qué contaminantes están...

  8. Fotolitografía Opción A (a base de solvente) - Photolithography (Option A))

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, James J Marti, Maryam Jalali, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo presenta una introducción y demostración de fotolitografía, proceso de copiar un patrón de alta resolución en múltiples sustratos.  Los estudiantes replican los pasos clave en el proceso de fotolitografía y aprenden...

  9. Fotolitografía Opción B (a base de agua) - Photolithography (Option B))

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, James J Marti, Maryam Jalali, Rodfal Alberto Rodriguez (editor), María Teresa Rivera (editor)

    Este módulo presenta una introducción y demostración de fotolitografía, proceso de copiar un patrón de alta resolución en múltiples sustratos.  Los estudiantes replican los pasos clave en el proceso de fotolitografía y aprenden...

  10. Light Emitting Diodes

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Sam Levenson, James J Marti

    This module demonstrates the concepts of semiconductor band gaps and the quantum nature of light using readily available and inexpensive LEDs.  It uses a simple fact which surprises many students – LED can detect light (i.e., act as small solar cells) as well as generate light. The...

  11. Memory Metals

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Nano-Link Center for Nanotechnology Education, Matthew Shultz, Deb Newberry, James J Marti

    This module explores the properties of shape memory alloys, commonly called “memory metals”.  These alloys, when made into wires or thin structures, exhibit the shape memory effect: if bent or deformed, the metal will revert to its original shape upon heating. This module...

  12. Balloon Skewer Relay Race

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    Do you think you could get a bamboo barbecue skewer through a balloon without popping it?  With a little dish soap and some practice, I bet you could!  Skewering a balloon is a fun and inexpensive way to demonstrate the structure-dependent properties of polymers. Polymers are made...

  13. Materials Matching Mixer Activity

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    This materials-themed ice breaker activity is great for the first day of a camp program to get students thinking about basic material properties, as well as talking to each other and speaking out loud in front of the group.  The name of a common engineering material (steel, rubber, concrete,...

  14. Pineapple Packaging Design Challenge

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    This activity asks students to work in teams to consider the pros and cons of different materials as a container for cut pineapple (metal can plastic jar, glass jar).  It reinforces the differences between different categories of material, weighing conflicting factors to reach a design...

  15. Engineering Communication with Tinker Toys

    29 Jun 2020 | Teaching Materials | Contributor(s):: Amber Genau

    This resource describes three variations on an engineering communication activity using Tinker Toys.  In the main activity, small groups of students are given a bag of Tinker Toys and instructed to build anything they like.  They are then asked to write down building instructions for...

  16. Internet of Things: Sensor Nodes

    29 Jun 2020 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Shreyas Sen

    In this tutorial, Prof. Shreyas Sen highlights the fundamental needs and recent advances and of Sensing, Computing (In-Sensor Analytics), and Communication as well as their interplay for an Internet of Things (IoT) Sensor Nodes.

  17. Internet of Things: Security

    29 Jun 2020 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Swaroop Ghosh

    Vulnerabilities, attack models and countermeasures through the lens of devices, circuits and systems. In this tutorial we identify key requirements for the security of IoT designs and explore the potential roles of various emerging devices in addressing them.

  18. Internet of Things: Power

    29 Jun 2020 | Online Presentations | Contributor(s):: Younghyun Kim

  19. DRC 2020 Short Course: Devices for IoT – Device Opportunities in the Emerging Era of Internet of Things

    29 Jun 2020 | Courses | Contributor(s):: Swaroop Ghosh, Younghyun Kim, Shreyas Sen, Michael Goldflam (editor), Saptarshi Das (editor)

  20. High Temperature Oxide Property Explorer

    29 Jun 2020 | Tools | Contributor(s):: Zachary D McClure, Alejandro Strachan

    Explore material properties of common and niche oxide materials for high-temperature applications