Nanotechnology program is a short-term laboratory where students will discover a new world, the nano-world. This is a world where our search focuses on atoms, their movements and the interactions between them. This search leads to the understanding of an exceptional new technology, nanotechnology, which aims to create materials with unique and customized properties. Many of these properties are already found in nature and our goal is to adapt them to modern technological needs. And the result is amazing: self-cleaning windows, invisible materials, unbreakable glasses and even self-repairing materials.

Purpose of the program

The purpose of “Nanotechnology” program is to get your students in touch with a new innovative technology and to understand how self-organization and the structure of atoms can affect the properties of materials. You will guide your students in the composition of new biomimetic materials with adapted properties. You will study the properties of nature and how we can use them to create a new technology. You will give your students a valuable tool and teach them to use it.

Πληροφορίες Προγράμματος

  • Ηλικία: Ενήλικες
  • Αριθμός μαθημάτων: 15 
  • Διάρκεια: 90′ 
  • Αριθμός συμμετεχόντων: 10


Topic 1η: What is nanotechnology? Lotus effect and nanolayer applications.

Topic 2η: Hydrophobic surfaces

Topic 3η: Hydrophilic surface – Hydrophilic polymers

Topic 4η: Make your own hydrophilic surface

Topic 5η: Chemical modification – Scratch resistant surfaces

Topic 6η: Chemical Modification –Fireproof surfaces

Topic 7η: Glass conductivity

Topic 8η: Ferromagnetic fluids

Topic 9η: Density separation – Make your own ferromagnetic material

Topic 10η: Gold nanoparticles- Tyndall effect

Topic 11η: Make your own gold nanoparticles. How does a pregnancy test work?

Topic 12η: Memory metal

Topic 13η: From sand to silica waffer

Topic 14η: Fire spitting, Super-hydrophobic materials

Topic 15η: Graphene, what it is and how it is made, Self healing materials

Interdisciplinary Knowledge:

    • Physics: electricity, magnetism, conductivity, properties of conductors
    • Chemistry: polymers, metal properties, colloidal properties, material properties, carbon chemistry, chemical reactions, chemical modification
    • Biology: plants, hydrophilic hydrophobic surfaces, lotus properties, lycopene properties, amino acids, proteins, enzymes

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