The NISE Network is launching a series of online brown-bag conversations focused on helping NISE Network partners share their work and learn from others in the Network. The aim of the online brown-bag conversations is to increase the number of professional development opportunities available to NISE Net partners, create more channels for Network partners to learn from each other directly, and create ways for partners to follow-up on ideas or efforts that emerge at in-person meetings.
The following was the first of the online brown-bag conversations to take place:
The Science Behind NanoDays Activities
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
1-2 pm Eastern Time
Presenters: Rashmi Nanjundaswamy and Lizzie Hager-Barnard, Lawrence Hall of Science, Univeristy of California, Berkely
- Are you interested in learning more about the science behind the NanoDays activities and/or applications of the research topics covered in the NanoDays kit? Do you want to know more about how the NanoDays kits are related to cutting-edge research currently taking place in labs around the world? Then please join us for an exciting discussion and Q&A. Feel free to bring your questions and we will try our best to answer them!
- The workshop will focus specifically on the applications and scientific background behind the NISE Net's NanoDays kit activities. It will be hosted by two scientists from the NISE Public Programs Group.
- Please note that this workshop is not a tutorial on the NanoDays kit.
Additional resources from the presenters:
NanoDays Digital Kits: http://nisenet.org/nanodays/digital/kit/contents/2013
Find a Scientist: http://nisenet.org/community/find-a-scientist
References: This brown-bag focused on the science behind these two NanoDays activities:
- Exploring Products - Liquid Crystal Displays (NanoDays 2013)
- Exploring Materials - Memory Metal (NanoDays 2013)
During the brown-bag we discussed applications of liquid crystals and memory metals. The following articles review some of these applications:
- “Future LCDs Panels Will Use Its Own Light to Create Energy”
- “Holding Back Floodwaters With a Balloon”
- “PixelOptics Liquid Crystal Glasses Make Bifocals Obsolete”
- “This 41-Channel Hyperspectral Camera Will Look Deep in the Heart of the Aurora Borealis”