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Vahedi, Amid; Farnoud, Amir M. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2019
The increasing industrial and biomedical applications of nanomaterials have enhanced the need to educate a well-trained nanotechnology workforce. This need has led to efforts to introduce hands-on, nanotechnology-based, experimental modules into high school and college level courses in science and engineering. However, the majority of such efforts…
Descriptors: Chemical Engineering, Science Instruction, Molecular Structure, Technology
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Ramalho, Maria J.; Pereira, M. Carmo – Journal of Chemical Education, 2016
In this work, a laboratory experiment to introduce graduate students to nanotechnology is described. Students prepared poly(lactic-"co"-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles using two different synthesis procedures, a single and a double emulsion-solvent evaporation method. The students also performed a physicochemical characterization of…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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Sharpe, Erica; Andreescu, Silvana – Journal of Chemical Education, 2015
We describe a laboratory experiment that employs the Nanoceria Reducing Antioxidant Capacity (or NanoCerac) Assay to introduce students to portable nanoparticle-based paper sensors for rapid analysis and field detection of polyphenol antioxidants. The experiment gives students a hands-on opportunity to utilize nanoparticle chemistry to develop…
Descriptors: Science Instruction, Science Laboratories, Laboratory Experiments, Science Experiments
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Mankidy, Bijith D.; Coutinho, Cecil A.; Gupta, Vinay K. – Journal of Chemical Education, 2010
The diffusion coefficient of polymers is a critical parameter in biomedicine, catalysis, chemical separations, nanotechnology, and other industrial applications. Here, measurement of macromolecular diffusion in solutions is described using a visually instructive, undergraduate-level optical refraction experiment based on Weiner's method. To…
Descriptors: Chemistry, Biological Sciences, Chemical Engineering, Science Instruction
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Field, Dennis W. – Journal of Technology Studies, 2009
Simulation is a powerful tool in developing and troubleshooting manufacturing processes, particularly when considering process flows for manufacturing systems that do not yet exist. Simulation can bridge the gap in terms of setting up full-scale manufacturing for nanotechnology products if limited production experience is an issue. An effective…
Descriptors: Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Computer Simulation, Technology