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A Brief History of Nanotechnology

This module is provided by, a product of the National Center for Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge (NACK Center) which is based at the Penn State College of Engineering and is funded through the National Science Foundation's Advanced Technological Education (ATE) program. The module, which is available for download in PDF format, includes a brief history of...

A Compendium of Nano-/Microfabrication Facilities

This site offers a collection of nano/micro- fabrication facilities in the United States. The site's creator writes: "As part of the planning process for Harvard's new physical sciences building (NPSB), I thought I should familiarize myself with nano-/microfacilities that have been designed and built recently at other academic institutions. I have found that it has been most useful for me to...

Screenshot A Nano-Introduction to Nanotechnology

A very small and generic introduction to the subject of nanotechnology. What makes nanoscience special? What is the history of nano? What can nanotechnology be used for by scientist and industry? What are the ethical and enviromental challenges?

A Nanotechnology Experiment for Undergraduate Engineering Programs: Carbon Nanotube Production using Electric Discharge Machining

A novel experiment for an undergraduate engineering course, the Engineering of Manufacturing Processes is described. The experiment demonstrates a process of manufacturing carbon nanotubes using a variation of the arc discharge method. Carbon nanotubes are synthesized in oil by electric discharge machining using two graphite electrodes. Pedagogical justifications and sustainability of the...

Screenshot A Schrodinger What?

This PowerPoint presentation, from Midwest Regional Center for Nanotechnology Education (Nano-Link) affiliated Dakota County Technical College, emphasizes quantum physics as an element in nanoscience education, including electrons, wavelengths, and probabilities. The presentation also touches on nanoscience competencies and standards for workforce education.

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