News Flash: Rice University Create Cables Made Of Nanowires That Could Replace Copper Wires.
Popular Science (9/8, Boyle) reports, "Cables made out of nanowires could be just as efficient as the copper cables we've been using for more than a century, but at a fraction of the weight, according to a new paper. Braiding billions of carbon nanotubes into a nanowire cable can efficiently replace copper in a light bulb circuit."
This category contains the Crystallography Overview for MEMS Learning module. This learning module covers the various types of solids, crystal structure, the crystal structure of silicon and why crystal orientation is important in microtechnology fabrication. It also covers the Miller Index and how it is used to identify crystal orientation of substrates used in the fabrication of micro-devices.
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Crystallography Overview for MEMS Learning Module - Participant (Student) Guide
This learning module discusses the various types of solids, crystal structure and the importance of crystal structure to microtechnology fabrication. The learning module includes reading material, three (3) activities, and a pre-test to test your knowledge of crystallography prior to completing the learning module.
Learning Module Revised November 30, 2013, Pre and post assessments revised February, 2014