Wet Etching in Nanofabrication (Middle and High School curriculum lesson)

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This lab will help students understand how chemical reactions are used to create the specific shapes on surfaces of crystalline materials, which make up functional components within electronics. The fabrication of electronic devices is now reaching into the nanoscale with the capability of more transistors on a single chip.


Nano Content Map: 
  • 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.
  • Nanoscience, nanotechnology, and nanoengineering lead to new knowledge and innovations that weren't possible before.


National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN) funded by the National Science Foundation
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National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network (NNIN); © 2011 Manuel Casillas and the University of California, Santa Barbara

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