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The application of laser pointers for demonstration experiments in nanotechnology lessons at secondary school level
Author(s): Alexey V. Markin; Natalia E. Markina; Ingo Eilks
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Paper Abstract

The article contains description of several demonstration experiments connected with application of light scattering (LS) for investigation of optical properties of nanoparticles solutions. The demonstrations are based on the usage of laser pointers with different wavelengths (405, 532, and 650 nm) for observing of light scattering and absorbance by various nanoparticles (silver, gold, sulfur, and cadmium selenide). These experiments were used during short course for secondary school students ("Introduction to Nanotechnology") and applied as hands-on activities in order to introduce students to methods of investigation of nanostructures. The demonstrations (included to the course) were tested during summer-camp school (in 2015 and 2016) and in club in chemistry (2016) for secondary school students (15–17 years old).

Paper Details

Date Published: 24 March 2017
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 10336, Saratov Fall Meeting 2016: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XVIII, 103360S (24 March 2017); doi: 10.1117/12.2269173
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Alexey V. Markin, Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Natalia E. Markina, Saratov State Univ. (Russian Federation)
Ingo Eilks, Univ. of Bremen (Germany)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 10336:
Saratov Fall Meeting 2016: Optical Technologies in Biophysics and Medicine XVIII
Valery V. Tuchin; Elina A. Genina; Dmitry E. Postnov; Vladimir L. Derbov, Editor(s)

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