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Practicals

Our students perform more than 30 practicals over an intense 8 week period at the start of their course. These practicals are held in different departments / research groups all across the University in small groups of around 3 students each.

Students get hands-on training on cutting-edge techniques for nano research through these practicals, in addition to becoming closely aware of research going on across the University. The practicals completed in 2016-17 include:

1. Scalable Nanofabrication 1 - Microcontact Printing and Moulding
2. Scalable Nanofabrication 2 - Nanoimprint + Electrodeposition
3. Scalable Nanofabrication 3 - Inverse Opal Electrode
4. Scalable Nanofabrication 4 - Nanomaterial Inkjet printing
5. e-beam lithography
6. CNT growth
7. Graphene Growth and Transfer
8. Gas phase Nanomaterial synthesis
9. Quantum dot Solar cells - nanoparticle synthesis and device fabrication
10. Quantum dot Solar cells - Solar cell measurement
11. Quantum dot Solar cells - Device characterisation
12. Microfluidics
13 DNA Origami
14. Optical microscopy
15. Confocal microscopy
16. Superresolution microscopy
17. Raman spectroscopy
18. AFM 1 – basics
19. AFM 2 – advanced
20. x-ray diffraction
21. Gas adsorption / BET
22. TGA / DSC / DLS/ Cyclic Voltammetry
23. ESEM and EDS
24. FIB
25. TEM
26. High Resolution TEM
27. Multidimensional Data Analysis in Electron Microscopy
28. Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D Printing 1
29. Arduino, Raspberry Pi and 3D Printing 2
30. OTFTs - device fabrication 1
31. OTFTs - device fabrication 2
32. OTFTs - device measurement

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