Nanotechnology Kit

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P1-2080
$179.00
Back In Stock : 10/02/2018

This nanotechnology STEM kit gives your students the opportunity to apply revolutionary manufacturing technique to grow nano-scale and micro-scale copper wires.

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A hands-on STEM kit that focuses on the newest science… Nanotechnology! Your students will be able to experiment with electroplating and lithography; essential concepts governing the NanoScience world. Instead of using macroscale analogies to teach Nanotechnology, your students will actually create microscale structures for sensors and grow pattern-shaped wires. The kit parallels the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) highlighting engineering principles fundamental to the world of the tiny Nano-World!                      
 
This kit covers the following concepts:
- Measurement scales / perspectives
- Unique properties at nanoscale
- Fabricating nano/microscale structures
- Creating nano/microscale lithographic wire patterns
 
Designed for use by 40 students working in groups of 4 and includes an access code for the following downloadable support content:
- Teacher Guide
- Student Guide
- Glossary
- Background Information
- Videos
- Powerpoints
- Poster: A closer look at Nanowires                                        

Activity Summaries
Activity 1 - Making a Wire Lithograph

(GUIDED – MODEL EXPERIMENT)

Students incorporate the UNCD electrode in a traditional electroplating apparatus and apply a 9V potential to electroplate star wire patterns. Dependinguponelectroplating time (minutes), students create and transfer invisible (nanoscale) or visible (microscale) wires in a star pattern onto sticky tape. In the process, they learn directly about scale (nano to macro) scale perspective.

Your students observe these wire patterns placed on microscope slides under low (<100X) magnification. They assess how electroplating time (electrodeposition) affects wire length (and corresponding wire pattern visibility) and how wire patterns can be consistently produced and reliably transferred onto a flexible support medium (sticky tape).

These learned skills form the basis for future student design applications – such as incorporating copper wire lithographs into sensors or creating light diffraction gratings.

Activity 2 - Making a Conductive Pressure Sensor

 (GUIDED – INQUIRY EXPERIMENT)

Students apply their knowledge of nanomanufacturing (E&L) to create nanowire and microwire patterns that can be used to create a pressure sensor.

Students learn what a sensor is and use their observational electro-deposition data (from the previous activity) to design, manufacture, and test a conductive ‘bridge’ (pressure ‘sensor’) allowing illumination of a 9V LED lamp

Nanotechnology Kit Concepts

Developed in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, this kit gives your students the opportunity to apply a revolutionary nanotechnology manufacturing technique to grow nano-scale and micro-scale copper wires. Using a unique ultra-nanocrystalline diamond (UNCD) electrode, students use traditional electroplating and lithography (E&L) techniques to grow pattern-shaped wires that become the essential components that can be used to fabricate optical and electrical sensors and other devices.

This kit covers the following concepts:

  • Measurement scales/perspectives Unique properties at nanoscale
  • Fabricating nano/microscale structures
  • Creating nano/microscale lithographic wire patterns

Designed for use by 40 students working in groups of 4.

This Kit is provided with an access code for downloadable activity guides and other support information, including:

  • Teacher Guide
  • Student Guide
  • Glossary
  • Background Information: Learning About Nanotechnology
  • Videos

- Nano Frontiers MP4

-Nano Manufacturing: Electroplate and Lift Lithography – Making Nanowires mp4

  • Powerpoints

- Making a Microwire Lithograph ppt / mp4

- Nano Technology: A Closer Look at the Universe of ‘little’ ppt / mp4

  • Poster: A Closer Look at Nanowires