Useful Web Links

Chapter 1:  A useful website concerning the workings of many things  A useful website from IUPAC concerning quantities, units and symbols).  A useful website concerning Cradle to Cradle approaches. Endangered Elements  Making Stuff: Nova The A to Z of Materials Cubic Crystal Classes  Sphere packing Materials Education National Resource Centre Compound Interest (a science resource)

Chapter 2: Lenses to allow better color vision for those with red-green color blindness   Black body radiation (Interactive black-body radiation) Black body radiation

Chapter 3: How Photocopiers Work How do one-way mirrors work? How LEDs produce white light Hope diamond

Chapter 4: How to make a 3D hologram  Hologram projector Thermochromic ink for instant-printing photos How Smart Windows Work A neat use of refraction ClearCurve Optical Fibers

Chapter 5:  How 3D movies work How plasma displays work How quantum dot LED tv works LCD projection Polarized light from a 3D projector Double refraction (Birefringence)

Chapter 6: Phase Change Materials Materials Characterization by Thermal Analysis Glass properties and applications Sustainable refrigerator  Glass applications

Chapter 7: Thermal expansion of water Negative thermal expansion 3D structure shrinks when heated Negative thermal expansion materials Bimetallic strip

Chapter 8:  Reducing thermal conductivity in nanowires using “wings” Fabrics that provide heat resistance solutions Insulation R value Thin film could help manage heat flow

Chapter 9: Supercritical CO2  Steel making Melting of Ice VII under high pressure and high temperature Ice VI formation Hydrothermal growth of synthetic quartz Using a Triangular (Ternary) Phase Diagram Snow Crystals

Chapter 10:  Low-E Coatings Phonons in graphene Superhydrophobic material Surface tension 2D materials beyond graphene  Silicene Dr. Katherine Blodgett – Engineering Pioneer Making GaN Wafers by Molecular Beam Epitaxy

Chapter 11: Micelle formation How soap works Gas Hydrates

Chapter 12: Superconductors Organic electronics Printed electronics Thermoelectrics Superconductors for power grid Topological Insulators Quantum Dot TV Acoustic thermometry

Chapter 13: Magnetic viewing field  Diamagnetic water demo Ferromagnetic Curie Temperature Revolutionizing computer memory with magnets Piezoelectric material changes magnetic properties when put under mechanical strain

Chapter 14:  High-strength wood Slip plane motion Grain growth in Al during heating Tensile test Making Stuff Stronger (NOVA) Plastic tensile test Movement of an edge dislocation Ceramics strong under compression GorillaÒ Glass  MEMS The Chemistry of Glue