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Subtitles: English, Vietnamese
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Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.
Flexible deadlines

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.
Hours to complete

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 hours/week...
Available languages

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 Facilities21s
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
Week
2
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 Facilities21s
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
Week
3
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 Facilities21s
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
Week
4
Hours to complete
2 hours to complete

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 Facilities21s
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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Top Reviews

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.

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

Instructors

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Nan M. Jokerst

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

Director of CHANL (Chapel Hill Analytical and Nanofabrication Laboratory)
Applied Physical Sciences, UNC Chapel Hill
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James Cahoon

Assistant Professor
Chemistry, UNC Chapel Hill
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Jacob Jones

Professor
Materials Science and Engineering, North Carolina State University

About Duke University

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About North Carolina State University

NC State was founded with a purpose: to create economic, societal and intellectual prosperity for the people of North Carolina and the country. We began as a land-grant institution teaching the agricultural and mechanical arts. Today, we’re a pre-eminent research enterprise that excels in science, technology, engineering, math, design, the humanities and social sciences, textiles and veterinary medicine....

About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the nation’s first public university, is known around the world for innovative teaching and research. Regularly ranked as the nation’s best value for academic quality, UNC has produced the most Rhodes Scholars for the past 25 years among U.S. public research universities....

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