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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. Items labeled "improved" have been updated in 2012. As of July 2012 all videos are available in higher resolution and there is an option to play all the scenes from the lab as one full screen movie.

Octadecanethiol Monolayer on Silver

Preparation of Cholesteryl Ester Liquid Crystals

Preparation of a Liquid Crystal Thermometer

Disassembly of a Liquid Crystal Watch

Citrate Synthesis of Gold Nanoparticles

Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles (NaBH4)

Critical Micelle Formation

Periodic Properties and LEDs: Voltmeter

Periodic Properties and LEDs: National Instruments Elvis

PDMS Isopropanol Microfluidics

Gelatin Microfluidics

Carbon Nanotube Balloon Construction


Synthesis of Aqueous Ferrofluid Nanoparticles: Buret

Synthesis of Aqueous Ferrofluid Nanoparticles: Glass rod

Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires: Beaker

Synthesis of Nickel Nanowires: Syringe

Titanium Dioxide Raspberry Solar Cells

Preparation of a Fuel Cell: Nafion

Electrochromic Prussian Blue Thin Films

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


Organic Light Emitting Diodes

Preparation of CdSe Quantum Dot Nanoparticles

Isolation of CdSe Quantum Dot Nanoparticles

Synthesis of Nanocrystalline Y2O3:Eu Phosphor

A Microfluidic Nanofilter

Preparation of Surface Conductive Glass

Synthesis of a Superconductor

Production of F-centers

Preparation of PMMA Nanospheres

Synthesis of Inverse Opal Photonic Crystals

3D Printing (Photolithography)

Preparation of Zeolite ZSM5 and Catalysis of Xylene Isomerization

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