It’s RAINing SEM at WLAC!
Omni Nano’s Introduction to Nanotechnology course at West Los Angeles College (WLAC) is still going strong. This week, students were able to remotely access a scanning electron microscope (SEM) at Pennsylvania State University (AKA Penn State). Penn State’s unique program, Remotely Accessible Instruments for Nanotechnology (RAIN), allowed a dozen students in Los Angeles, CA, to inspect real nano-sized samples located in State College, PA – so cool! In this lab, students imaged nanoparticles and nanowires as well as biological samples at custom magnifications. Next week, we will continue the nanoimaging lessons by visiting an SEM in real life.