NSF Summer Institute on Nano Mechanics
and Materials

   
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Micro and Nano Devices with Applications to Biology and Nanoelectronics  
 
Mon. August 7
Tech
Tues. August 8
Tech
Wed. August 9
Tech
Thurs. August 10
Tech
Fri. August 11
Tech
8:30-9:00
L0
L4
L8
L10
L14
9:00-10:00
L1
L15
10:00-10:15
break
break
break
10:15-10:30
L2
break
10:30-10:45
L5
L8 (cont.)
L11
break
10:45-12:00
L16
12:00-1:00
lunch
1:00-2:00
L3
L6
L9
L12
2:00-2:30
L7
2:30-3:00
break
break
3:00-4:30
P1
P2
L9 (cont.)
L13
4:30-5:30
       

Program Outline
Each session is 1 hr with breaks in between each topic.
L: (lecture) P: (practicum)
 

Lectures (L)

L0: Welcome and Course Overview
L1: Introduction to Nanoelectromechanical Systems
L2: Multiscale Modeling
L3: Large Scale NEMS Fabrication - Directed Self-Assembly
L4: Overview of electron microscopy and Spectroscopy
L5: Basic theory of electron microscopy
L6: In-situ electron microscopy in nanoscale research
L7: MEMS devices for in-situ EM testing of nanostructures
L8: Introduction to Self-Assembly of Macromolecules
L9: X-ray Characterization of Nanomaterials
L10: Atomistic Modeling of DNA and Protein Structure
L11: Electronic Structure Calculations and Applications
L12: Nanoelectronics-Device Physics and Fabrication Technology
L13: Probing Molecular Electronics with Scanning Probe Microscopy
L14: NSF Programs in Nano Science and Engineering
L15: Microfluidic Probes for the Life Sciences
L16: Diamond Nanotechnology and Applications

 

Practicum (P)

P1: nanomaterials fabrication and characterization
       •  Laser Ablation and CVD facility (Chris Stender in Tech KB61)
       •  Optical Microscopy and Spectroscopy (Jeremy Barton in Nano 1029)
       •  Near-field Optical Microscopy (Liza Babayan in Nano 1029)

P2: in-situ EM testing, nanomanipulation, scanning probe microscopy
       •  In-situ SEM testing of CNTs/NWs (B. Peng/N. Moldovan/Ben Myers in ***)
       •  SPM and Applications (G. Shekhawat in ***)
       •  FIB (S.Y. Li/Nasim in ***)
       •  A STAR (J.G. Zeng/S.Y. Li in ***)
       •  DPN and Applications (Ethan/Ambrose in ***)
       •  Nano Fountain Probe Technology (Bin Wu/ N. Moldovan in ***)

 

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