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Duke University

Nanotechnology: A Maker’s Course

Duke University , North Carolina State University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill via Coursera


How can we create nano-structures that are 10,000 times smaller than the diameter of a human hair? How can we “see” at the nano-scale? Through instruction and lab demonstrations, in this course you will obtain a rich understanding of the capabilities of nanotechnology tools, and how to use this equipment for nano-scale fabrication and characterization. The nanoscale is the next frontier of the Maker culture, where designs become reality. To become a Nanotechnology Maker pioneer, we will introduce you to the practical knowledge, skills, and tools that can turn your nanotechnology ideas into physical form and that enable you to image objects at the nano-scale.

This course has been developed by faculty and staff experts in nano-fabrication, electron beam microscopy, and nano-characterization through the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network (RTNN). The RTNN offers training and use of the tools demonstrated in this course to schools and industry through the United States National Nanotechnology Coordinated Infrastructure program. The tools demonstrated in this course are available to the public through the RTNN.

Taught by

Jacob Jones, Carrie Donley, Nan M. Jokerst and James Cahoon


2.0 rating, based on 1 Class Central review

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    Rick Fleischer
    It was mostly an eight-week advertisement for the Research Triangle Nanotechnology Network. Would have been one star, but their quizzes had some questions that were well thought out (unlike a certain deep learning COURSEra that I will not name.)

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