Tiny Particles, Big Trouble explains why some nanoscale science and technology is done in the controlled environment of a clean room, what clean rooms are like, and how scientists help keep the clean room clean. During the program, visitors sniff scents that are too small to see, try on the head-to-toe suits that scientists wear in clean rooms, and manipulate pretend silicon wafers with tweezers.
- Nano is very, very small.
- Nanoscientists study and make things that are too small to see.
- Tiny particles of dust and chemicals can cause big problems when studying and making nano-sized things.
- Some nano labs are clean rooms.
- Clean rooms have a controlled environment to control particles and chemicals.
- Scientists who work in clean rooms use special equipment and materials and wear special clothes.
- Nanometer-sized things are very small, and often behave differently than larger things do.
- Scientists and engineers have formed the interdisciplinary field of nanotechnology by investigating properties and manipulating matter at the nanoscale.
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