Formerly Conservation Ecology, this electronic, open access, peer-reviewed, multi-disciplinary journal provides research findings on the management, stewardship and sustainable use of ecological systems, resources and biological diversity at all levels, the role natural systems play in social and political systems, and the effect of social, economic and political institutions on ecological systems. All articles from all back issues are available in the archives from the first issue published in 1994 to the most current issue in progress; visitors can find these by clicking on the "Find back issues" link to the right. Submission guidelines and journal policies are also available for those looking to publish in the journal.
This document, created by Pennsylvania State University and hosted by the Nanotechnology Applications and Career Knowledge Network, serves as a guide for an activity where students are introduced to three tools that are used for measurement throughout the course of the fabrication process: profilometers, ellipsometers, and optical microscopes. The activity guide includes objectives, background information on the purpose of the three tools, and a detailed description of each, including a video demonstrating their use, and post-activity questions to test student comprehension. In order to access and download this material, users must complete a free registration.