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Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

Learner Career Outcomes

45%

started a new career after completing these courses

38%

got a tangible career benefit from this course

13%

got a pay increase or promotion

Shareable Certificate

Earn a Certificate upon completion

100% online

Start instantly and learn at your own schedule.

Flexible deadlines

Reset deadlines in accordance to your schedule.

Approx. 17 hours to complete

English

Subtitles: English, Vietnamese

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Duke University

North Carolina State University logo

North Carolina State University

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill logo

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

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Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

Introduction to Nanotechnology

2 hours to complete
10 videos (Total 55 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
10 videos
Introduction to RTNN2m
What is Nanotechnology?7m
Introduction to Nano Measurement Tools5m
Introduction to Nano Fabrication Tools11m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Cleanroom6m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Vacuum Systems4m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Electromagnetic Spectrum4m
Essential Technologies for Nano: Electron Beams6m
Accessing RTNN Facilities21s
3 readings
Learning Objectives for Introduction10m
Learning Objectives for Essential Technologies for Nano10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Introduction14m
Practice Quiz for Essential Technologies for Nano16m
Introduction and Essential Technologies for Nano24m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy

2 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 30 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
8 videos
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration3m
Scanning Electron Microscopy: Measurement Demonstration5m
Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy: Basic Function4m
Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration2m
Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy: Measurement Demonstration4m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities21s
3 readings
Learning Objectives for Scanning Electron Microscopy10m
Learning objectives for Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
3 practice exercises
Practice Quiz for Scanning Electron Microscopy12m
Practice Quiz on Energy-dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy8m
Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Scanning Electron Microscopy and Energy-Dispersive X-ray Spectroscopy16m
Week
3

Week 3

2 hours to complete

Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Transmission Electron Microscopy

2 hours to complete
7 videos (Total 33 min), 3 readings, 3 quizzes
7 videos
Transmission Electron Microscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration5m
Transmission Electron Microscopy: Measurement Demonstration4m
Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy: Basic Function5m
Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration6m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities21s
3 readings
Learning Objectives for Transmission Electron Microscopy10m
Learning Objectives for Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
3 practice exercises
Practice quiz on Transmission Electron Microscopy10m
Practice Quiz on Cryo-Transmission Electron Microscopy4m
Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: Transmission Electron Microscopy18m
Week
4

Week 4

2 hours to complete

Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: X-ray and Optical Characterization

2 hours to complete
11 videos (Total 51 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
11 videos
Micro Computed Tomography: Sample Preparation Demonstration5m
Micro Computed Tomography: Measurement Demonstration5m
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Basic Function9m
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration2m
X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy: Measurement Demonstration5m
Optical Spectroscopy: Basic Function7m
Optical Spectroscopy: Sample Preparation Demonstration3m
Optical Spectroscopy: Measurement Demonstration3m
Introduction to RTNN2m
Accessing RTNN Facilities21s
4 readings
Learning Objectives for Micro Computed Tomography10m
Learning Objectives for X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy10m
Learning Objectives for Optical Spectroscopy10m
Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network10m
4 practice exercises
Practice Quiz on Micro Computed Tomography8m
Practice Quiz on X-ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy16m
Practice Quiz on Optical Spectroscopy8m
Nano Measurement and Characterization Tools: X-ray and Optical Characterization22m

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