Materials of the Future
Students investigate the properties of nanoparticles, hydrophobic interactions, and the Shape Memory Alloy Nitinol. Shape Memory Alloys are metals that can be pre-programmed to return to a specific shape if it reaches an activation temperature.
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On-Site at Quantum Victoria
Students investigate the properties of Nanomaterials and Nanofluids and interrogate their fundamental principles.
Students use scientific methodology to synthesise nanoparticles and to test the properties of hydrophobic materials. They also explore the properties and uses of Shape Memory Alloy Nitinol in real-world scenarios.
In this module students will investigate the properties of Nanomaterials and Nanofluids.
The module is comprised of four chapters and is accompanied by a student workbook and teacher resources.
The four chapters are:
Shape Memory Alloys
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