Physics with Single Molecules
Presented by The Center for Nanoscale
Systems Institute for Physics Teachers (CIPT)
Saturday, March 22, 2003
701 Clark Hall, Cornell University
"Nanotechnology: Molecular Imaging" is
a class room activity exploring the concepts of atomic force microsopy
and limits of resolution. A Laser Guided Topographic Visualizing Unit
is used to map the surface of a hidden lego structure--the challenge
is to reconstruct what is inside without peeking!
- "Electrical Current Through a Single-Atom Bridge" is a classroom activity measuring the resistance of a single-atom-wide bridge of gold that forms when two gold wires are brought in and out of contact. This reveals that quantum mechanics determines the resistance of this tiny structure.
- Notes from Paul McEuen's lecture, "Electronics and Mechanics with Single Molecules"
- A "Nanotechnology: Molecular Imaging" lab kit
- Lab manual for "Nanotechnology: Molecular Imaging" lab kit
- Lab Manual for "Electrical Current Through a Single-Atom Bridge activity (equipment available through the lending library)
8:30-9:00 a.m. Registration 9:00-9:10 a.m. Welcome-Introductions 9:10-10:10 a.m. Prof. Paul McEuen, "Electronics and Mechanisms with Single Molecules" 10:20-11:40 a.m. Activity 1 11:40-12:40 p.m. Lunch 12:20-1:40 p.m. Research Lab Tours 1:50-3:10 p.m. Activity 2 3:15-3:30 p.m. Closing and Evaluations
There is no charge for the workshop. Breakfast and lunch will be provided. Five in-service credits will be awarded for paricipation. Maximum participants 40.Back to the Top