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? Find out here!
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.