Scaling the electromagnetic spectrum. Boxing out waves. The First Big Idea. Scale describes matter and predicts behavior . . The “Other” Big Ideas of Nano. Structure of Matter Forces and Interactions Quantum Effects Size-Dependent Properties. Other Big Ideas - continued. Self-assembly
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Boxing out waves
What we see is much less than what we get.
Opensource Handbook of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology. Illustration by KristianMolhave
10-7 = 0.0000001 = 100 nm
Visible Light 390-750nm
10-9 = 0.000000001 = 1 nm
X-ray .01 to 10nm
Determined by wavelength and frequency.
Diagram from Schneider, Remote Sensing and the Global Environment, http://www.geo.mtu.edu/rs/back/spectrum/
Image source: L. R. Hirsch, R. J.Stafford, J. A. Bankson, S. R. Sershen, B. Rivera, R. E. Price, J. D. Hazle, N. J. Halas, & J. L. West, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA, 100, 13549-13554 (2003).
1. Turn on radio and set in box.
2. Place lid on box.
3. Turn off radio.
4. One (or more) group test with cell phone if available.
l = (300,000,000m/s) / (540,000 Hz) = 55.6 m