Why does a light bulb burn out?

Michael J. McKelvy, P. Mitan, Kirsten Hintze, Eric Patrick, K. Allagadda, B. L. Ramakrishna, Carrie Denny, Brandt Pryor, Andrew Chizmeshya, Vincent Pizziconi

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Abstract

The online educational module "Why Does a Light Bulb Burn Out?" is an inquiry-based introduction to the concepts of materials and material properties through the interactive exploration of the life of the incandescent light bulb that students use every day. The module offers an exploration of the history of the light bulb, its components, and important filament properties. Students discover the relationship between temperature and incandescence, along with electrical power and resistance through interactive Java applets. Then students "invent" their own filaments through virtual temperature, performance and longevity tests of a variety of candidate materials. Next, students follow the filament aging process using scanning-electron/atomic-force microscopy images. The module culminates in students designing their own materials experiments using SPM Live! online at http://invsee.asu.edu. Student evaluations indicate students both enjoy and learn effectively using the module.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMaterials Research Society Symposium Proceedings
Pages123-128
Number of pages6
Volume632
StatePublished - 2001
Event2000 MRS Spring Meeting - San Francisco, CA, United States
Duration: Apr 24 2000Apr 28 2000

Other

Other2000 MRS Spring Meeting
CountryUnited States
CitySan Francisco, CA
Period4/24/004/28/00

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Electron microscopy
Atomic force microscopy
Materials properties
Aging of materials
Scanning
Temperature
Experiments

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials

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McKelvy, M. J., Mitan, P., Hintze, K., Patrick, E., Allagadda, K., Ramakrishna, B. L., ... Pizziconi, V. (2001). Why does a light bulb burn out? In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings (Vol. 632, pp. 123-128)

Why does a light bulb burn out? / McKelvy, Michael J.; Mitan, P.; Hintze, Kirsten; Patrick, Eric; Allagadda, K.; Ramakrishna, B. L.; Denny, Carrie; Pryor, Brandt; Chizmeshya, Andrew; Pizziconi, Vincent.

Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 632 2001. p. 123-128.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

McKelvy, MJ, Mitan, P, Hintze, K, Patrick, E, Allagadda, K, Ramakrishna, BL, Denny, C, Pryor, B, Chizmeshya, A & Pizziconi, V 2001, Why does a light bulb burn out? in Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. vol. 632, pp. 123-128, 2000 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, United States, 4/24/00.
McKelvy MJ, Mitan P, Hintze K, Patrick E, Allagadda K, Ramakrishna BL et al. Why does a light bulb burn out? In Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 632. 2001. p. 123-128
McKelvy, Michael J. ; Mitan, P. ; Hintze, Kirsten ; Patrick, Eric ; Allagadda, K. ; Ramakrishna, B. L. ; Denny, Carrie ; Pryor, Brandt ; Chizmeshya, Andrew ; Pizziconi, Vincent. / Why does a light bulb burn out?. Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings. Vol. 632 2001. pp. 123-128
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