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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:


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

The Home tab


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


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


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

The Help tab


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

What fields keep nano created devices from performing or assimulating ? Magnetic fields ? Are do they assimilate ?
Stoney Reply
why we need to study biomolecules, molecular biology in nanotechnology?
Adin Reply
yes I'm doing my masters in nanotechnology, we are being studying all these domains as well..
what school?
biomolecules are e building blocks of every organics and inorganic materials.
anyone know any internet site where one can find nanotechnology papers?
Damian Reply
sciencedirect big data base
Introduction about quantum dots in nanotechnology
Praveena Reply
what does nano mean?
Anassong Reply
nano basically means 10^(-9). nanometer is a unit to measure length.
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
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
characteristics of micro business
for teaching engĺish at school how nano technology help us
Do somebody tell me a best nano engineering book for beginners?
s. Reply
there is no specific books for beginners but there is book called principle of nanotechnology
what is fullerene does it is used to make bukky balls
Devang Reply
are you nano engineer ?
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.
what is the actual application of fullerenes nowadays?
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.
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.
is Bucky paper clear?
carbon nanotubes has various application in fuel cells membrane, current research on cancer drug,and in electronics MEMS and NEMS etc
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.
Do you know which machine is used to that process?
how to fabricate graphene ink ?
for screen printed electrodes ?
What is lattice structure?
s. Reply
of graphene you mean?
or in general
in general
Graphene has a hexagonal structure
On having this app for quite a bit time, Haven't realised there's a chat room in it.
what is biological synthesis of nanoparticles
Sanket Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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