Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Do you know about orbitals?

What it is: A way of describing how electrons are distributed in space around an atom. It’s determined by quantum mechanics.
Why you should care: Orbitals help explain the shapes of molecules — for example why an H2O molecule makes a V. Of course, you can’t see a bunch of little “V”s with your eyes when you look at a glass of water, but various sophisticated techniques can tease out these shapes at the smallest scale.

Friday, August 19, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Program Bubur Lambuk

Alhamdulillah, Jabatan seperti rutin yang lepas telah mengadakan program bubur lambuk sempena kedatangan Ramadhan. Program  tersebut telah diuruskan oleh Badan Kebajikan Jabatan. Setinggi terima kasih diucapkan kepada para dermawan dan semua yang telah bersama-sama menjayakan program tersebut.


Wednesday, August 17, 2011

KYS visits ZNMR Laboratory, 31 July

Happy faces all round after a successful preparation of carbon aerogel from waster newspaper, density of 0.027 g/mL. Procedure of preparations were all based on the Silica Aerogel patent of ZNMR Laboratory where the starting material was newspaper instead of rice husk ash.

A close-up view of the carbon aerogel

Momento photograph with the students

ZNMR Laboratory also wishes to thank the following for making these students visit a success and wishing them all the best in their forthcoming trip to Yokohama Frontier Science High School, Yokohama, Japan.
  • Department of Chemistry for BET
  • Institute Ibnu Sina for Fundamental Science Studies for XRD
  • Faculty of Mechanical Engineering for FESEM micrographs 

KYS visits ZNMR Laboratory, 30 July

For 10 young high school students from Kolej Yayasan Saad, Melaka, the excitement of scientific discovery was illuminated  by a visit to our laboratory, Zeolite and Nanostructured Materials Research Laboratory, Kolej Sri Endon. Researchers at ZNMR Laboratory are pursuing research on zeolites, nanostructured materials, and silica on catalysis and silica aerogel applications on thermal insulation properties. 9 Form IV and one Form II students from KYS were hoping to learn more about science and experience first hand technical experience and experiments at the Laboratory.

The students were briefed by Professor Halimaton on the production of silica from rice husk and toured the Laboratory and the students were accompanied by their Chemistry techer, Robert Tan.

Students happy at first hand knowledge of experimentation being briefed  by Sya

At the end of the day, the students were shown examples of posters and how to write an abstract and reports on their experimental work.