NanoExpress is a mobile laboratory which presents the world of nanotechnology to schools and the general public. It consists of a mobile van with 208 square feet of lab space designed to facilitate hands-on experiments but also capable of doing nanotechnology research. Experimental areas include: Introduction to Passive Nanoparticles, Introduction to Self Assembly, Introduction to Micro and Nanofabrication, "Chips are for Kids", Instruments for NanoScience, Shape Memory Alloys, and Soft Lithography. Undergraduate, graduate lab assistants, and RETs help supervise experiments. NanoExpress visits schools in the capital area as well as up and down the east coast occasionally.
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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.
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