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2012 BFY Conference, W20: Frontiers in Contemporary Physics Education - Gold Nanoparticle Photoabsorption Lab Experiment & Handouts Documents

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W20: Frontiers in Contemporary Physics Education - Gold Nanoparticle Photoabsorption Lab Experiment & Handouts 

written by Herbert Jaeger, Jan Yarrison-Rice, and Khalid Eid

This file includes the lab manual write-up for the Au nanosphere and nanorod photoabsorption and scattering Lab experiment for the 2nd year Experimental Contemporary Physics Lab Course.  In addition, several handouts are provided along with some additional information for instructors.
       This work was supported in part by by NSF Awards:  ECCS #0701703, DMR #0707740 & DMR #1105121.
        The experiment can readily be upgraded to an advanced lab by giving more responsibility to the students for lab setup (give them an optical breadboard and parts) and by asking for more in-depth analysis and questions which require more knowledge and experimental skills to answer.

Last Modified August 10, 2012