Exploring the Nanoworld with LEGO Bricks

Exploring the Nanoworld with LEGO Bricks

The purpose of this booklet is to show how various physical and chemical principles related to nanoscale science and technology can be demonstrated with LEGO models. Three-dimensional models are excellent tools for grasping structure-function relationships.


This book is divided into four parts. The first part, Structures at the Nanoscale, presents basic concepts for describing solid structures. The second part, Probing the Structure of Materials at the Nanoscale, contains brief sketches of techniques used to determine the structures of solid materials. Structure-Property Relationships at the Nanoscale, the third part, links the atomic and molecular arrangement of matter to physical properties and introduces materials at the cutting edge of nanoscale science and technology, where the size of individual solid particles of material approaches molecular dimensions. The fourth part, Building Structures at the Nanoscale, describes methods and challenges of building nanoscale structures with macroscale equipment.

Table of Contents

  • Structures at the Nanoscale
  • Probing the Structure of Materials at the Nanoscale
  • Structure-Property Relationships at the Nanoscale
  • Building Structures at the Nanoscale

Book Details

Author(s): Various authors
Format(s): PDF
File size: 4.53 MB
Number of pages: 64
Link: Download.

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