Nanotechnology Videos

Our "NanoTube" collection of informative and noteworthy videos
in the areas of nanosciences and nanotechnology

1 - 9 of 9 in category Nanotechnology and metrology:
Atomic force microscopy at the Gerton Lab
Source: YouTube
A brief overview of what Jordan Gerton's lab researches. Included is a brief description of fluorescence and atomic force microscopy and the future uses of it.

Carbon nanotubes as AFM probes
Source: University of Warwick
A 3-year research project at the University of Warwick to explore a low cost, mass production capable way of using carbon nanotubes as AFM tips.

Introduction to Scanning Tunneling Microscopy (STM)
Source: YouTube
This 30-minute lecture explains how a Scanning Tunneling Microscopy(STM) images and moves atoms

Linear electron resonator
Source: Ohio University/Hla Group
The linear electron resonator is constructed on a Ag(111) surface at 6 K substrate temperature. The silver cluster at the middle (at the initial part of the movie) is produced by gently crashing the STM-tip into the substrate. The cluster is then broken into smaller clusters using the STM-tip. The individual silver atoms are extracted from the cluster on an atom-by-atom basis. These extracted atoms are repositioned by using the STM lateral manipulation procedure. The atoms are aligned along [110] surface directions. The distance between the two nearest silver atoms is 1.732 nm (6 atom distances apart). This electron resonator is 25 nm long, 12 nm wide, and consists of 30 silver atoms.

Nano-optics research offers a bright future
Source: University of Pittsburgh
Researchers led by Hong Koo Kim, co-director of the Institute of NanoScience and Engineering at the University of Pittsburgh, have developed a new technology that may revolutionize optics and fields like imaging, spectroscopy, and information technology.

NanoMRI microscope
Source: IBM
IBM Research scientists, in collaboration with the Center for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University, have demonstrated magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with volume resolution 100 million times finer than conventional MRI. This result, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), signals a significant step forward in tools for molecular biology and nanotechnology by offering the ability to study complex 3D structures at the nanoscale. By extending MRI to such fine resolution, the scientists have created a microscope that, with further development, may ultimately be powerful enough to unravel the structure and interactions of proteins, paving the way for new advances in personalized healthcare and targeted medicine. This achievement stands to impact the study of materials from proteins to integrated circuits for which a detailed understanding of atomic structure is essential.

Nanoscope peers beyond the limits of light
Source: New Scientist
Now its possible to discern the shape of the tiniest structures in 3D using light microscopes.

Probe microscopes: tools used in nanotechnology
Source: University of Wisconsin
An introduction to probe micoscopes by Wendy C. Crone, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Scanning Probe Microscopes
Source: The University of Virginia Virtual Lab
Scanning Probe Microscopes (SPM) include Atomic Force Microscopes (AFM) and Scanning Tunneling Microscopes (STM or STEM). They are the only instruments in widespread use that can actually 'see' single atoms! You can skim this webpage quickly to learn the general concepts of SPM's, or you can read carefully and almost be ready to operate one!

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