Optics as a teaching tool is investigated within this paper, with special emphasis on the proposed use of a Maximum Impact Flow (MIF) in order to stimulate student’s interests. MIF introduces a template in terms of individual steps and linked functionality. MIF is shown to fuse separate learning tools together into a cohesive unit. Prioritisation and teaching structures are also discussed with the promotion of technology identified as a
In this study, Strained silicon Quantum Wells (QW) were characterised using a variety of micro-scopical techniques. Among the techniques used were Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), Elemental Electron Loss Spectroscopy (EELS), and micro-Raman spectroscopy. A combination of these methods facilitates investigation of the structure, the strain, and the dislocations present in such materials. Both conventional and High Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy (HRTEM) are used to analyse strained silicon quantum wells (QW). These techniques allow for structure analysis at the atomic level. Elemental Electron Loss Spectroscopy (EELS) is used in tandem with other analytical techniques in order to give a quantitative analysis of the structures. The presence of various layers is independently verified using EELS, while layer depth and concentration profiles are also established. Relaxation levels in the virtual substrate as well as the strain in Si quantum wells are calculated using Raman spectroscopy.