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Journal of Chemical Education
written by Laslo Frazer, Heather F. Higginbotham, Toby D. M. Bell, and Alison M. Funston
Analysis of stochastic processes can be used to engender critical thinking. Quantum dots have a reversible, stochastic transition between luminescent and nonluminescent states. The luminescence intermittency is known as blinking and is not evident from ensemble measurements. In order to stimulate critical thinking, students design, perform, and analyze a semiconductor quantum dot blinking laboratory experiment. The design of the experiment and stochastic nature of the data collected require students to make judgements throughout the course of the single-particle measurement and analysis. Some of the decisions do not have uniquely correct answers, challenging the students to engage in critical thinking. We propose that students' self-examined decision making develops a constructivist view of science. The experiment is visually striking, is interdisciplinary, and develops higher order thinking.
Journal of Chemical Education: Volume 97, Issue 1, Pages 244-252
Subjects Levels Resource Types
Education - Applied Research
- Instructional Material Design
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- Pedagogy
= Multidisciplinary
Education - Basic Research
- Problem Solving
= Metacognition
Modern Physics
- Nanoscience
Optics
- Modern Optics
Other Sciences
- Chemistry
Quantum Physics
- Probability, Waves, and Interference
- Quantization
= Quantization of Energy
- Quantum Experiments
- Upper Undergraduate
- Graduate/Professional
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- Reference Material
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10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679
Keywords:
epistemology, experiment, fluorescence, interdisciplinary, microscopy, quantum dots, statistics, stochastic
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Metadata instance created April 30, 2020 by Laszlo Frazer
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May 12, 2024 by Lyle Barbato
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L. Frazer, H. Higginbotham, T. Bell, and A. Funston, , J. Chem. Educ. 97 (1), 244 (2019), WWW Document, (https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679).
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L. Frazer, H. Higginbotham, T. Bell, and A. Funston, “It’s Fundamental”: Quantum Dot Blinking Experiment to Teach Critical Thinking, J. Chem. Educ. 97 (1), 244 (2019), <https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679>.
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Frazer, L., Higginbotham, H., Bell, T., & Funston, A. (2019, October 25). “It’s Fundamental”: Quantum Dot Blinking Experiment to Teach Critical Thinking. J. Chem. Educ., 97(1), 244-252. Retrieved May 21, 2024, from https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679
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Frazer, L, H. Higginbotham, T. Bell, and A. Funston. "“It’s Fundamental”: Quantum Dot Blinking Experiment to Teach Critical Thinking." J. Chem. Educ. 97, no. 1, (October 25, 2019): 244-252, https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679 (accessed 21 May 2024).
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Frazer, Laslo, Heather F. Higginbotham, Toby D. M. Bell, and Alison M. Funston. "“It’s Fundamental”: Quantum Dot Blinking Experiment to Teach Critical Thinking." J. Chem. Educ. 97.1 (2019): 244-252. 21 May 2024 <https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jchemed.9b00679>.
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