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This module provides a basic overview of the Connexions website in order to familiarize learners with the major site features and navigation system.
See Also: Introduction to Connexions ( (External Link) )

No login required

You do not need to be logged in to access any of the published content on the site. You can download, view, print, share, or repurpose any content in Connexions for free, without even providing an email address. In fact, the only thing you HAVE to have an account for is to CREATE content, so we can keep track of whose is whose and make sure to give you credit for your work.

The home page

The Connexions home page ( (External Link) )

The following elements appear on the Connexions home page:

The Featured Content portlet highlights exemplary content that shows what you can do with Connexions. New authors may want to use these materials for inspiration.

The Featured Content portlet

Spotlight and news

The Spotlight portlet provides a rotating set of vignettes highlighting user feedback, author profiles, and important Conneixons announcements. Hear what’s going on with the project and what others have to say about it.

The Spotlight portlet showing an announcement

My account

From the My Account portlet you can log in, request an account, or recover a lost password.

The My Account portlet

Find content

The Find Content portlet provides a convenient, abbreviated version of the content search (a full search also available under the “Content” tab or the search bar in the upper right).

The Find Content portlet

The following tabs are used for navigation and appear on every page within Connexions:

Home

The Home tab will return you to the Connexions home page, located at (External Link) .

The Home tab

Content

The Content tab directs you to a comprehensive Search and Browse engine for the Connexions content repository. From here you to search or browse by author, title, subject, language, etc.

The Content tab

Lenses

The Lenses tab presents a page listing all public lenses, allowing you to find content that has been endorsed by, affiliated with, or recommended by other Connexions users (the Lenses feature will be described in more detail later in the workshop).

The Lenses tab

About us

The About Us tab directs you to information about the Connexions project, including our philosophy and mission, project history, sponsors, and so on.

The About Us tab

Help

The Help tab links to a number of helpful resources, including site feature documentation, author guides, and technical support contact information.

The Help tab

Mycnx

The MyCNX tab links to the authoring interface. This is the only area of the site you need to log in to your account.

The MyCNX tab

Questions & Answers

do you think it's worthwhile in the long term to study the effects and possibilities of nanotechnology on viral treatment?
Damian Reply
absolutely yes
Daniel
how to know photocatalytic properties of tio2 nanoparticles...what to do now
Akash Reply
it is a goid question and i want to know the answer as well
Maciej
characteristics of micro business
Abigail
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
s.
fullerene is a bucky ball aka Carbon 60 molecule. It was name by the architect Fuller. He design the geodesic dome. it resembles a soccer ball.
Tarell
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
Damian
That is a great question Damian. best way to answer that question is to Google it. there are hundreds of applications for buck minister fullerenes, from medical to aerospace. you can also find plenty of research papers that will give you great detail on the potential applications of fullerenes.
Tarell
what is the Synthesis, properties,and applications of carbon nano chemistry
Abhijith Reply
Mostly, they use nano carbon for electronics and for materials to be strengthened.
Virgil
is Bucky paper clear?
CYNTHIA
so some one know about replacing silicon atom with phosphorous in semiconductors device?
s. Reply
Yeah, it is a pain to say the least. You basically have to heat the substarte up to around 1000 degrees celcius then pass phosphene gas over top of it, which is explosive and toxic by the way, under very low pressure.
Harper
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
s.
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
SUYASH Reply
for screen printed electrodes ?
SUYASH
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
Ebrahim
or in general
Ebrahim
in general
s.
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
tahir
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
Cied
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
China
Cied
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
Porter
many many of nanotubes
Porter
what is the k.e before it land
Yasmin
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
Cesar
I'm interested in nanotube
Uday
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
AMJAD
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
AMJAD
what is system testing
AMJAD
what is the application of nanotechnology?
Stotaw
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
Azam
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
Prasenjit
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
Azam
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
Prasenjit
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
Damian
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
Damian
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
Azam
Hello
Uday
I'm interested in Nanotube
Uday
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
Prasenjit
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
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Source:  OpenStax, Connexions demonstration and training workshop: participant guide. OpenStax CNX. Sep 03, 2009 Download for free at http://cnx.org/content/col10967/1.1
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