Drop 5 ul of AuNPs onto appropriate grid (ours is carbon). Wick away excess liquid after a few minutes with a wedge of filter paper (not a kimwipe, like what I did).
I did not do the imaging myself, as I've not yet been trained on the transmission electron microscope. This scope looks at things smaller than a wavelength of light (like my nanoparticles) by bombarding them with electrons.
What's going on in my corner of the science world? Want to know what the heck I do in lab or wonder what the life of a grad student is like? Need Orgo tutoring notes? Then this is the blog for you! Also, check out my FAQ about grad life and the Salaita lab. Look here for fun facts about lab members.
Rolling Statuses: Technical journal blog. Here you may discover what the daily life of a grad student looks like: day-to-day snippets of life, clutter, rolling statuses and unimportant fluff.
Progress Updates: Will include entries with more meaningful science.
Weekly lab report: My write-ups on what I did each week (I posted these publicly during my rotation but not as much now. That may change.)
Here is a link to collected writing, poster and presentation tips.
As of February 8, 2014 I have officially joined the Salaita lab!! Very exciting. Stay tuned for updates. "Micro Min" category equates to grad school journaling; most of these have moved to my status updates blog under Home tab. See "progress updates" on this blog for more important news.