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Module Description:

This module, created by the Center for Nanotechnology Education (Nano-Link), introduces "the process of forming macrocapsules and the concept of self-assembly." During the module learning activity students study the process of encapsulation and controlled release with nanoparticles, dye, and organic compounds.

The learning outcomes for this module are:

  • Understand the roles of nanoparticles and self-assembly in the process of microencapsulation
  • Learn about the actual and theoretical applications of micro- and nanocapsules in medicine and other technology.

Module Contents:

This module includes an instructor guide and presentation slides.

The 9-page instructor guide includes an abstract, learning outcomes, prerequisites, learning activity description and procedure, discussion questions, and more. The presentation slides provide background information on encapsulation and controlled release, including the following topics: Encapsulation, Self-assembly, the Forces Behind Self-assembly, Micro- and Nano-Encapsulation, Applications of Micro- and Nanocapsules, and more. 

Versions in Spanish are also included for the module documents. 

For orientation purposes Encapsulation-Release Module - Nano-Link.docx is included as a separate attachment and offers a sample of the type of material included in this module. 

Below is a list of the files contained within the .zip attachments. The size of each file is included in parenthesis. 

Encapsulation & Controlled Release Module (3 files, 4.1 MB)

  • Encapsulation & Controlled Release Presentation (Encapsulation & Controlled Release - Nano-Link.pptx 2.9 MB)
    Encapsulation & Controlled Release: Macrocapsules (Encapsulation-Release Module  - Nano-Link.docx 1.1 MB)

Encapsulation & Controlled Release Module (Spanish) (5 files, 9.3 MB)

  • Encapsulación y liberación controlada: Macro capsulas (Encapsulación y liberación controlada - Nano-Link.docx 846 KB)
  • Encapsulación y liberación controlada: Macro capsulas (Encapsulación y liberación controlada - Nano-Link.pdf 419 KB)
  • Encapsulación y liberación controlada (Encapsulación y liberación controlada - Nano-Link.pptx 4 MB)
  • Encapsulación y liberación controlada (Presentación - Encapsulación y liberación controlada - Nano-Link.pdf 4.1 MB)
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