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The goal of outreach activities is to spread information about nanoscience and nanotechnology, including safety and sustainability aspects and opportunities to address important needs in society.
This can be lab tours, lectures, but also practical exercises.

Lab tours and lectures

School classes or student groups that are interested to make an appointment for a tour are invited to contact our outreach coordinator, Maria Messing.

E-mail: Maria [dot] Messing [at] ftf [dot] lth [dot] se (subject: NanoLund%20Outreach%3A%20lab%20tours%20and%20lectures)

Demonstration how to work with scanning electron microscopy - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA

Demonstration how to work with scanning electron microscopy for a group of visitors - Spherical Image

NanoLund is part of the Lund University NMT days, that are organized each year in March for high school students and teachers.  NMT stands for "Natural Sciences, Medicine and Technology" and comprises more than 100 lectures at popular scientific level.
Schedule and registration for NMT days 2020 (page in Swedish)

Meet us outside the lab

We visit you

We are very happy to visit schools or organizations to give lectures or shorter demos. Currently, we can offer the following:

  • One hour introductory lecture at basic level: What is nanotechnology? (available both, in Swedish and English)
  • Lecture about advanced microscopy
  • One hour lecture about nanosafety
  • Demonstration experiment with a table-top Scanning Electron Microscope

2 Weeks Summer Visit

We are cooperating with Forskningsnätet, a non-profit organization dedicated to facilitating information flow from research to schools.
Each year, during two weeks of the summer holidays, a group of high school pupils nominated by Forskningsnätet, comes two us where our doctoral students and researchers take turns to introduce the pupils to certain aspects of nanotechnology research.

Demonstration of Scanning tunnel Microscopy for high-school students Demonstration of Scanning tunnel Microscopy for high-school students

For example the lectures and practical exercises can cover the following topics:

  • Laboratory Safety and specifics of working in a semiconductor nanofabrication cleanroom laboratory
  • Introduction to microfluidics
  • Microfabrication of devices for deterministic lateral displacement (DLD) and dielectrophoresis (DEP)
  • Sorting of micro-and nanoparticles by DLD and DEP
  • Electron Beam Lithography (EBL)
  • Scanning electron microscopy (SEM)
  • Fluorescence microscopy
  • Chemical beam epitaxy (CBE)
  • Scanning tunnel microscopy on Au(111) surface
  • Theory of light absorption
  • Aerosol nanoparticles and characterization
  • Transmission electron microscopy (TEM)
  • Low temperature measurements
  • Physics at the nanoscale (theory)

The topics vary each year, depending on what is at the forefront of nanoscience just then. 

See website of our outreach partner Forskningsnätet

Just curious?

In case you are just curious and would like to learn more about nanotechnology, please have a look at the popular scientific topics (Mission is possible articles)

New technology shows how nanowires are born

The sunhunters – with knowledge to collect the light

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