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How can we create nano-structures that are 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair? How can we “see” at the nano-scale? Through instruction and lab demonstrations, in this course you will obtain a rich understanding of the capabilities of nanotechnology tools, and how to use this equipment for nano-scale fabrication and characterization. The nanoscale is the next frontier of the Maker culture, where designs become reality. To become a Nanotechnology Maker pioneer, we will introduce you to the practical knowledge, skills, and tools that can turn your nanotechnology ideas into physical form and that enable you to image objects at the nano-scale. This course has been developed by faculty and staff experts in nano-fabrication, electron beam microscopy, and nano-characterization through the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN). The RTNN offers training and use of the tools demonstrated in this course to schools and industry through the United States National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure program. The tools demonstrated in this course are available to the public through the RTNN.
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Introduction to Nanotechnology

Welcome to Nanotechnology! In this module, you will learn some of the basics of nanofabrication and nanocharacterization techniques as well as specific applications of nanotechnology in commercial products. You’ll be able to explain why a cleanroom and vacuum environment are necessary for creating nanotechnology products. Finally, you will be able to explain how we use light, x-rays, and electron beams to characterize objects at the nanoscale. For more detailed learning objectives for each video, please see the first reading....
Reading
10 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video10 videos
Introduction to RTNN2m
What is Nanotechnology?7m
Introduction to Nano Measurement Tools5m
Introduction to Nano Fabrication Tools11m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Cleanroom6m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Vacuum Systems4m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Electromagnetic Spectrum4m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Electron Beams6m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading3 readings
Learning Objectives for Introduction10m
Learning Objectives for Essential Technologies for Nano10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Introduction14m
Practice Quiz for Essential Technologies for Nano16m
Introduction and Essential Technologies for Nano24m

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Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy

After this module, you will be able to explain sample preparation and imaging techniques used in scanning electron microscopy. You will also be able to explain the benefits of environmental scanning electron microscopy. Furthermore, you will discover how energy-dispersive x-ray spectroscopy can be paired with scanning electron microscopy to gain elemental information about samples....
Reading
8 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video8 videos
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration3m
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Measurement Demonstration5m
Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy: Basic Function4m
Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration2m
Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy: Measurement Demonstration4m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading3 readings
Learning Objectives for Scanning Electron Microscopy10m
Learning objectives for Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Scanning Electron Microscopy12m
Practice Quiz on Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy8m
Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy16m

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Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Transmission Electron Microscopy

In this module, we will look at transmission electron microscopy and cryo-transmission electron microscopy. You will learn to describe the basic function of the equipment as well as how samples are prepared and imaged using these techniques....
Reading
7 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video7 videos
Transmission Electron Microscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration5m
Transmission Electron Microscopy: Measurement Demonstration4m
Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy: Basic Function5m
Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration6m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading3 readings
Learning Objectives for Transmission Electron Microscopy10m
Learning Objectives for Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice quiz on Transmission Electron Microscopy10m
Practice Quiz on Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy4m
Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Transmission Electron Microscopy18m

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Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: X-ray and Optical Characterization

In this module, we will see demonstrations of micro-computed tomography, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and optical spectroscopy. You will learn the basic function of the equipment and how samples are prepared and measured....
Reading
11 videos (Total 51 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video11 videos
Micro Computed Tomography: Sample Preparation Demonstration5m
Micro Computed Tomography: Measurement Demonstration5m
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Basic Function9m
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration2m
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Measurement Demonstration5m
Optical Spectroscopy: Basic Function7m
Optical Spectroscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration3m
Optical Spectroscopy: Measurement Demonstration3m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading4 readings
Learning Objectives for Micro Computed Tomography10m
Learning Objectives for X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy10m
Learning Objectives for Optical Spectroscopy10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Micro Computed Tomography8m
Practice Quiz on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy16m
Practice Quiz on Optical Spectroscopy8m
Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: X-ray and Optical Characterization22m

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Nanofabrication: Vacuum Pumps and Thin Film Vacuum Deposition

In this module, we will discover how and why a vacuum environment is required in nanofabrication, compare the operation of three types of vacuum pumps, and look at vacuum deposition of thin films using three different methods: sputter evaporation, e-beam evaporation and thermal evaporation....
Reading
11 videos (Total 58 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
Video11 videos
Turbopump: Basic Function5m
Cryopump: Basic Function5m
Thermal Evaporation: Basic Function6m
Thermal Evaporation: Sample Deposition Demonstration6m
E-Beam Evaporation: Basic Function4m
E-Beam Evaporation: Sample Deposition Demonstration5m
Sputter: Basic Function4m
Sputter: Sample Deposition Demonstration9m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading3 readings
Learning Objectives for Vacuum Systems in Depth10m
Learning Objectives for Thin Film Vacuum Deposition10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Vacuum Systems in Depth8m
Practice Quiz on Thin Film Vacuum Deposition16m
Nanofabrication: Vacuum Pumps and Thin Film Vacuum Deposition18m

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Nanofabrication: Vapor Deposition

We will look at some techniques for making things with nanotechnology using thin film techniques; in this module you will learn to describe and compare atomic layer deposition, chemical vapor deposition, and plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition....
Reading
8 videos (Total 38 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video8 videos
Atomic Layer Deposition: Process Demonstration4m
Chemical Vapor Deposition: Basic Function7m
Chemical Vapor Deposition: Process Demonstration6m
Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition: Basic Function4m
Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition: Sample Deposition Demonstration5m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading4 readings
Learning Objectives for Atomic Layer Deposition10m
Learning Objectives for Chemical Vapor Deposition10m
Learning Objectives for Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Atomic Layer Deposition4m
Practice Quiz on Chemical Vapor Deposition6m
Practice Quiz on Plasma Enhanced Chemical Vapor Deposition6m
Nanofabrication: Vapor Deposition20m

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Nanofabrication: Patterning and Self-Assembly

In this module, we will investigate 5 different methods used in nanotechnology for patterning. You will be able to explain the basic processes of photolithography, e-beam lithography, ion beam lithography, hot embossing, and self-assembly....
Reading
11 videos (Total 73 min), 6 readings, 6 quizzes
Video11 videos
Photolithography: Sample Patterning Demonstration9m
Electron-beam Lithography: Basic Function8m
Electron-beam Lithography: Sample Patterning Demonstration8m
Ion Beam: Basic Function5m
Ion Beam: Milling and Sectioning Demonstration9m
Hot Embossing: Basic Function6m
Hot Embossing: Sample Patterning Demonstration5m
Self-Assembly7m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading6 readings
Learning Objectives for Photolithography10m
Learning Objectives for Electron-beam Lithography10m
Learning Objectives for Ion Beam10m
Learning Objectives for Hot Embossing10m
Learning Objectives for Self-Assembly10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz6 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Photolithography8m
Practice Quiz on Electron-beam Lithography6m
Practice Quiz on Ion Beam2m
Practice Quiz on Hot Embossing8m
Practice Quiz on Self-Assembly2m
Nanofabrication: Patterning and Self-Assembly30m

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Nanofabrication: Etching

In this module, you will learn to describe and compare wet and dry etching processes. These processes are used to selectively remove material in nanofabrication....
Reading
7 videos (Total 29 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
Video7 videos
Chemical Wet Etching: Basic Function3m
Chemical Wet Etching: Demonstration4m
Dry Etching: Basic Function7m
Dry Etching: Demonstration5m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities0m
Reading4 readings
Learning Objectives for Etching10m
Learning Objectives for Chemical Wet Etching10m
Learning Objectives for Dry Etching10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
Quiz4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Etching6m
Practice Quiz on Chemical Wet Etching12m
Practice Quiz on Dry Etching20m
Nanofabrication: Etching32m
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Reading
1 video (Total 1 min)
Video1 videos
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Top Reviews

By AMar 31st 2018

Nanotechnology was made so simple and understandable. This course has given me the hope of pursuing my dream of advanced education (M.Sc.) in Nanotechnology. Am grateful

By APFeb 4th 2018

Various kinds of characterisation techniques are taught very nicely. Various methods of fabrication are also taught nicely alongwith demonstrations. So very nice course.

Instructors

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Nan M. Jokerst

J. A. Jones Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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Carrie Donley

Director of CHANL (Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory)
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James Cahoon

Assistant Professor
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Jacob Jones

Professor

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