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Video Lab Manual

Click on the links below to view step-by-step procedures with accompanying videos. More advanced levels require more equipment, time, and skills.

Octadecanethiol Monolayer on Silver

Preparation of Cholesteryl Ester Liquid Crystals

Preparation of a Liquid Crystal Thermometer

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Disassembly of a Liquid Crystal Watch

Citrate Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles

Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles (NaBH4)

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Critical Micelle Formation

Periodic Properties and LEDs: Voltmeter

Periodic Properties and LEDs: National Instruments Elvis

PDMS Isopropanol Microfluidics

Gelatin Microfluidics

Carbon Nanotube Balloon Construction


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Synthesis of Aqueous Ferrofluid Nanoparticles

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Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires: Beaker

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Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires: Syringe

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Titanium Dioxide Raspberry Solar Cells

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Preparation of a Fuel Cell: Nafion

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Electrochromic Prussian Blue Thin Films

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An Electrochromic Prussian Blue Nanolayer Pixel

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Preparation of a Liquid Crystal Pixel

PDMS Soft Lithography

Microcontact printing with thiols

CdS Quantum Dot Nanoparticles

ZnO Quantum Dot Nanoparticles

Diffraction of PMMA Nanospheres

Tungsten Trioxide Intercalation


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Organic Light Emitting Diodes

CdSe nanoparticle link
Preparation of CdSe Quantum Dot Nanoparticles

Isolation of CdSe Quantum Dot Nanoparticles

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Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Y2O3:Eu Phosphor

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A Microfluidic Nanofilter

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Preparation of Surface Conductive Glass

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Synthesis of a Superconductor

Production of F-centers

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Emulsion polymerization and size determination of monodispersed polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA) nanospheres

3D Printing (Photolithography)

Preparation of Zeolite ZSM5 and Catalysis of Xylene Isomerization

Hydrothermal Growth of ZnO Nanorods

Synthesis and characterization of CH3NH3Pb(I1-xBrx)3 Solid Solution Perovskite Semiconductors

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Synthesis of Zinc Copper Indium Sulfide Quantum Dot Nanoparticles

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University of Wisconsin Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (NSF DMR-1121288)
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This page created by George Lisensky, Beloit College.  Last modified April 5, 2017 .