Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Example Problems
"See part 2 of this problem on Youtube."
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Teaching Nanotechnology at the Community College Level
"Nice facility!"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Fundamentals of Nanoscience 2 Course Overview
"Our SEM is a JEOL 6060LV which was about the same cost as the portaSEMs ~$75k US. The EDS system was an additional $75K US. The students use this equipment extensively throughout their courses. For the first lab activity students bring in a sample o…"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Fundamentals of Nanoscience 2 Course Overview
"I used to do more MEMS in this semester but I find it hard to cover so many different topics with the right amount of depth so I have backed off from the MEMS this semester. I need to save some stuff for later semesters. The MEMS activities I used t…"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Fourth Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference
"To send a paper you could start by contacting Steve Campbell at the University of Minnesota, Computer Science and Electrical Engineering Department. The have a conference each November."
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Scanning Probe Microscopy
"The atomic force microscope is sometimes called scanning force microscope. It is very similar to the scanning tunneling microscope (STM) in that it uses a probe tip to measure the surface. The scanning tunneling microscope measures tunneling current…"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Transmission Electron Microscopy
"Thanks for sharing...I will tell my students."
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson left a comment for Dr. Prashant Kumar
"Hi Prashant,

The Nanorite center is just getting started and most of the current customers are in either CNC Micromachining or MEMS, so it has more of a micro focus currently.

Hans"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Scanning Electron Microscopy
"Thanks for the information. We have been successful at receiving funding through the NSF as well as state and local support but we are always intererested in other support opportunities."
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Nano Nano T-Shirt
"The T-shirt I got tended to fade pretty quickly. I am going to have to try one with a better fabric or perhaps the black T-shirts will be better."
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post First Week of Intro to Nano
"I assigned them sides for this one since most of them had not read the article yet. In the past I got about 50% for each side."
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Nanochemistry
"I used a paper punch which I got at a craft store to create the circular pieces. This might be a good task for a student assistant. You could probably do this lab with M&Ms and use a different color for each atomic particle.

I will use the atom gam…"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Intro to Nano Outline
"I have done some energy entropy calculations in the past. I used to put it early on but I have decided to move it later into the first semester course since many of the students are not that comfortable with math yet.

I provide a table with delta G…"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Nano Nano T-Shirt
"You have to click on the link at the top of the page to get the shirt."
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Intro to Nano Outline
"To demonstrate self assembly I have some magnetic marbles that the students can shake up and pour out on the table and compare to ordinary balls. Ordinary marbles will not self assemble but the magnetic marbles typically arrange themselves into shap…"
Aug 21
Hans Mikelson commented on Hans Mikelson's blog post Teaching Nanotechnology at the Community College Level
"About 1/3 of my students go on for a four year degree. The other 2/3 enter the work place. Most of those entering the work place have been involved in clean room work or SEM work.

UW Stout has strong articulation with us so that the student can get…"
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