Putting Rustlike Crystals on ICE
My recent silence on this blog has been, in part, due to preparation for and running of the just-completed program. Students went home last Saturday and I am ready to share some of what I experienced.
Learning a strategy for understanding and evaluating nanotechnology is particularly important because students will forget most of the technical details about...
- Genetically modifying extremophile bacteria to create nanoscale grids of magnetic storage elements
- Sequencing DNA and RNA through nanopores (using control theory students learn in robotics)
- Seeking inspiration from the mind-boggling accuracy of replicating a single cell to create a human being
- Using the Peltier Effect to remove heat from very small hot spots on integrated circuits...and reversing the semiconductor phenomenon to capture energy from waste heat
- Interfacing the mechanical to the electronic on very small scale with Micro Electro Mechancial Systems (MEMS)