This is a start of a new Blog, in 2021, inspired by Laura’s blog when she was in our lab…
It will probably mostly end up being about food, plants and such… maybe dance…
Saturday, June 13, 2015
Lab work is going well! I have been measuring and labeling the pictures of the WS2 membranes that I took under the microscope. On Thursday, I became trained to use HF which is an essential component to etching our WS2 membranes. HF training is necessary because HF is a chemical that binds with calcium and is not felt when spilled on the skin. To prevent HF accidents, it is important to wear a face mask, apron, and chemical gloves. If HF contact is made with skin, the area of contact should be rinsed and a chemical called Calgonate applied. The Calgonate will bring the HF to the surface and give it something with which to bind.
Friday, December 25, 2020
Friday, January 1, 2021
Sunday, January 24, 2021
We recently submitted two papers one on nanopores (cool stuff by Killian, Scottie and Josh, you’ll see) and one on TEM images of nanopores (by Josh and our alumni Adrian), so I hope to post you on this soon.
Besides that, the lavender plant flourished today, which was a big highlight of my day today, I’m going to repot it and I ordered a big window planter so that the plant can have more space. I’m surprised how frequently I have to water it, otherwise the leaves droop. As I’m doing all this, I’m getting some other cool ideas about electrons, but I’m not going to tell you now.
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Time flies when you are having fun. We have some new lab members, Scottie, Parisa, Kyril and Rachael is staying in the lab for her PhD. Priyanka is leaving us in May for Intel, lots of fun ahead! We also had at least two group lunches at the Penn Museum garden, and that was so cool, surrounded by the fountain with fish and the beautiful cherry trees in peak bloom. And of course nobody really on campus, which is nice for a change.
Among other news, here is my baby sunflower. New life. I planted it about 10 days ago, and now it’s in baby form :). It grows about 3 mm per day right now. That means in 10 days it may be 3 cm and in 100 days it may be 30 cm, let’s see.