Teaching Structure-Property-Processing-Performance Concepts at the Nanoscale
The implementation of nanotechnology is rapidly expanding within the world of science and engineering. There is an increasing demand for college undergraduates to become well educated in the area of nanotechnology to prepare future engineers for the challenges of the 21st century. NanoStar’s NanoGuru™ (formerly Hysitron) Nanomechanical Education System provides educators with a modern and comprehensive solution to meet these continuously evolving educational demands.
The turnkey NanoGuru™ suite is comprised of curriculum, samples, software, and hardware to provide educators with a means to methodically educate the growing student population on the essentials of nanoscale science and nanotechnology. The NanoGuru™ illustrates through experimentation the undeniable connection between nanoscale structure and macroscale performance through quantitative nanoindentation.
Practicum Based Curriculum
(prac·ti·cum \ˈprak-ti-kəm\ a course of study that involves the practical application of previously or concurrently studied theory)
Understanding the nanoscale is essential for comprehending where macroscale material behavior originates. Hysitron, in collaboration with world-renowned undergraduate educators, has developed in-depth curriculum to acquaint students and educators with the increasingly important world of nanotechnology.
Practicums that provide students with a strong foundation in nanomechanical science:
- Instrumentation and Measurement Science at the Nanoscale
- Basics of Instrumented Indentation
- Elasticity and Plasticity
- Structure-Property Correlation at the Nanoscale
- Thin Film Mechanical Properties
- Time Dependent Mechanical Properties
- Data Analysis – Design of Experiments – Critical Thinking
- Additional NanoGuru™ Information
- NanoGuru™ Brochure
- NanoGuru™ Introduction
- Importance of Nanoscale Knowledge
Data Analysis – Design of Experiments – Critical Thinking