This PEP will introduce the participant to the unique properties of Nanoparticles and Nanotechnology.It will describe the novel characteristics of nanoparticles and how they differ from their bulk counterparts. Emphasis will be concentrated on the myriad applications of nanotechnology, the potential risks and hazards of engineered nanoparticles. Nanoparticles are similar to radiation in that you can’t see [at least not individually], taste, feel or touch them. The ability to create accurate and repeatable measurements at the nano-scale level is critical to researchers and engineers who seek to develop the next generation of materials. The nature of nanotech materials requires some novel testing techniques. At the nano-level, there is the potential for multiple measurement errors, including but not limited to, leakage currents, grounding and shielding, noise, background, settling time and extraneous current. Measurements are also required to uncover the characteristics unique to nanoscale structures.
Noncredit courses do not produce academic credit nor appear on a Colorado State University academic transcript.
Talk given by Lorraine Marceau-Day; Louisiana State University. Worth 4 CEC's.
Dr. Johnson's research in the laser research lab is focused on safety and laser injury recovery and the acute effects of ionizing radiation. Dr. Johnson received his Ph.D. in health physics from the School of Health Sciences at Purdue University.
Learn more at: http://www.cvmbs.colostate.edu/erhs/faculty/johnson/t_johnson.htm