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Project Idea help

Postby Isabel36 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:10 pm

Hello,
I went to a Materials Engineering Camp. One topic was MBE, or Molecular Beam Epitaxy. I was very interested in the topic. I have thought about trying to find a trend (similar to periodic table trends) for certain metals placed onto the substrate together for a science fair project. My mom thinks this sounds like 'rearranging the periodic table,' but isnt it more like proving the table as a model? Any insight or ideas would help. Thanks!

A link about MBE:
http://lase.mer.utexas.edu/mbe.php
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Project Question: Hello, I went to a Materials Engineering Camp. One topic was MBE, or Molecular Beam Epitaxy. I was very interested in the topic. I have thought about trying to find a trend (similar to periodic table trends) for certain metals placed onto the substrate together for a science fair project. My mom thinks this sounds like 'rearranging the periodic table,' but isnt it more like proving the table as a model? Any insight or ideas would help. A link about MBE:
http://lase.mer.utexas.edu/mbe.php
Project Due Date: Late February
Project Status: I am just starting

Re: Project Idea help

Postby Isabel36 » Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:17 pm

I have thought about looking and analyzing metallic behavior and finding a trend among the periodic table for that. Is that even possible?
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Project Question: Hello, I went to a Materials Engineering Camp. One topic was MBE, or Molecular Beam Epitaxy. I was very interested in the topic. I have thought about trying to find a trend (similar to periodic table trends) for certain metals placed onto the substrate together for a science fair project. My mom thinks this sounds like 'rearranging the periodic table,' but isnt it more like proving the table as a model? Any insight or ideas would help. A link about MBE:
http://lase.mer.utexas.edu/mbe.php
Project Due Date: Late February
Project Status: I am just starting

Re: Project Idea help

Postby John Dreher » Sun Jun 30, 2013 3:56 pm

You might find this blog and the associated discussion group to be of interest

http://chemistry.about.com/od/periodici ... racter.htm

Good luck with what sounds like a promising area for a good project!
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Re: Project Idea help

Postby Isabel36 » Sat Jul 06, 2013 7:30 am

Thank you so much! that helped a bit :D
Isabel36
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Fri Jun 28, 2013 4:07 pm
Occupation: Student - Rising Senior (graduation 2014)
Project Question: Hello, I went to a Materials Engineering Camp. One topic was MBE, or Molecular Beam Epitaxy. I was very interested in the topic. I have thought about trying to find a trend (similar to periodic table trends) for certain metals placed onto the substrate together for a science fair project. My mom thinks this sounds like 'rearranging the periodic table,' but isnt it more like proving the table as a model? Any insight or ideas would help. A link about MBE:
http://lase.mer.utexas.edu/mbe.php
Project Due Date: Late February
Project Status: I am just starting


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