June 26, 2011
June 26, 2011
June 29, 2011
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Visualization and Manipulation of Nanoscale Components Instruction for Engineering Technology StudentsRecent growth in the emerging field of nanotechnology has put a new demand on educators totrain a knowledgeable workforce to meet the needs of nanotechnology-based industries. Thisneed can be addressed through undergraduate-level preparation that introduces hands–onvisualization of nanoscale materials and phenomenon. This form of study can enhance thestudents’ understanding of our material world down to smallest levels of matter where intuitionand textbook examples alone are not enough. This will help educate a growing workforce in thefield of semiconductor manufacturing and nanotechnology.The purpose of our presentation is to discuss the development of instructional material by theState University of New York Institute of Technology (SUNYIT) and Mohawk ValleyCommunity College (MVCC) for visualization and manipulation of nanoscale components usinglow cost atomic force microscopes (AFMs) for engineering technology students. Instructionalmodules will include sample studies utilizing the AFM in contact, intermittent contact, and non-contact modes with discussion of extended modes of operation. Imaging exercises will includestudy of silicon wafers, thin films, carbon nanotubes and polysilicon materials to disclose surfaceand material properties using both the portable and table top AFMs. A study of manipulation ofnano particles, nano tubes and nano wires will also be discussed.SUNYIT is a four year college located in Marcy, New York and MVCC is a two year college atUtica, New York, both institutions offering courses and curriculum in engineering technologydisciplines. Implementation of a minor in nanotechnology will also be presented. Ourpresentation will also discuss on line and remotely accessed resources available through NSFsupported centers for two and four year colleges which can be used in the instruction ofnanotechnology related courses. This collaborative award was funded by the National ScienceFoundation (NSF) under course curriculum laboratory instruction (CCLI) program.
Qazi, S., & Decker, R. C. (2011, June), Visualization and Manipulation of Nanoscale Components Instruction for Engineering Technology Students Paper presented at 2011 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Vancouver, BC. 10.18260/1-2--18996
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