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Lab Courses

 


Dakota County Technical College
Course Name: Student Research Lab

 

Course Description: This course will provide introductory experience with nanoscience equipment, investigative research approaches and critical thinking methodologies. The students will work on industry provided problems and examples, traditional nanoscience experiments and independent work. This class will focus on the investigative process, scientific method and project planning. Students will apply and investigate foundational nanotechnology concepts while learning basic equipment operation, safety techniques and basic lab procedures.

 

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Dakota County Technical College
Course Name:Interdisciplinary Lab 

 

Course Description: This course will cover the experimental aspects of the accompanying third semester nano courses. Four major lab activities are planned for the course. Each lab will be a series of creation, measurement, assessment, improvement and rework. This circular understanding and assessment/improvement cycle will be included in the detail lab descriptions.

 

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Foothill College
Course Name: Nanocharacterization

 

Course description ---- Introduction to the principles and methods of characterization of nanostructured and high performance materials, including image (AFM/SEM/TEM), surface (AES/XPS/SIMS), organic (FTIR, HPLC, NMR, Raman), elemental (XRF/ICP-MS), and structural (XRD, TEM, Raman). Includes tours of academic and commercial research and characterization facilities).  Students receive hand-on training on the AFM (Atomic Force Microscope) and SEM (Scanning Electron Microscope), and an opportunity to learn to use a FE-SEM (Field Emission Scanning Electron Microscopy) and TEM (Transmission Electron Microscopy).

 

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Chippewa Valley Technical College
Course Name: Nano Lab Electronics 

 

Course Description: This course will give the student a basic understanding of electronics as they are used in the laboratory and clean room. Emphasis will be on basic principles of electronics and how those may be applied to understanding the operation and troubleshooting of electronic instruments in the laboratory.  Topics covered include charge, voltage, resistance, Ohm's law, power law, capacitance, series and parallel circuits, inductors, magnetism, motors, transformers, alternating current circuits, relays, diodes, transistors, amplifiers, digital circuits, logic gates, integrated circuits, computer chips, microcontrollers, programmable logic controllers.  Practical skills include bread-boarding, simulating circuits, circuit layout, printed circuit board fabrication, soldering, trouble shooting, using digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and curve tracers.  Additional topics include giant magneto resistance (GMR), MRAM, resistor and capacitor fabrication, and semiconductor theory.

 

Course Contact: Hans Mikelson   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Chippewa Valley Technical College
Course Name: Micro and Nano Fabrication 

 

Course Description: This course provides an overview of micro and nanofabrication methods.  Industry trends in microfabrication and cleanroom processing will be explored.  Fabrication methods covered include photolithography, wet and dry etching, and physical and chemical vapor deposition of thin films.  Vacuum systems, plasma processing, and metrology will be covered as they relate to microfabrication.

 

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Chippewa Valley Technical College
Course Name: Micro and Nano Fab Lab 

 

Course Description: This course teaches the applications of thin film deposition (sputtering, CVD, PECVD), photolithography, oxidation, wet and dry etching, diffusion and ion implantation techniques for doping, wafer terminology, testing, evaluation, and yield factors in the semiconductor industry.

 

Course Contact: John Wagner    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

 

Chippewa Valley Technical College
Course Name: Lab Science Instrumentation 

 

Course Description: This course will train students the theory and operation of common analytical instruments used in high technology laboratories. Instruments will include spectrometers (NMR/MRI, IR, UV/VIS, IR, X-Ray, and MS), microscopes (including SEM and AFM), and chromatography systems (HPLC and gas). Students will also be introduced to concepts of sampling, analysis, Beer’s Law, and calibration.

 

Course Contact: John Wagner   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Chippewa Valley Technical College
Course Name: Biotechnology Lab 

 

Course Description: This course covers laboratory methods of biotechnology.  Methods of biological separations are covered including centrifugation, protein recrystallization, electrophoresis, and chromatography. DNA manipulation is covered including restriction enzyme cleavage, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), plasmid, and green fluorescent protein (GFP) methods.  Analytical methods are covered including HPLC and ELISA.  Methods of bioinformatics is also included.

 

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