Outreach day for young girls – Development of Solar cells

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February 11th has been designated as the international day of women and girls in science to promote their participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) activities [1]. For the first time in 2020, the Physics Institute of BUAP (IFUAP) opens its doors to young girls to talk about science and technology. Here, at the BUAP IF2 building, you can find me at the Lab-205 which is designed for the development of hin films and nanoparticles of novel materials. This laboratory is where I am doing my postdoctoral project but take it easy. I am not going to explain physic or chemistry stuff.…

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AFM Training – Tip functions

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Equipmen: AFM Bruker Dimension Edge  Responsible research: Dr. Francisco Flores Day: 2 Today I observe how a point for AFM is changed: We need to choose it depending on the material and the measurement we want to perform. For example, the sample of today is gold nanoparticles over a glass substrate then we have tried the TAP300Al-G which is a probe from the company BudgetSensors. This probe is designed for AFM in Tapping mode and is coated with reflective aluminum. From the company BudgetSensor, we can discover the function of the tip models: No coating: is designed for topography purpose…

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