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|Small Structures, Big Building:
Nanotech center continues to grow
Construction on the Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology is proceeding on time and on budget. In addition to gracing the east end of campus with a striking new piece of modern architecture, the Singh Center will also provide a leading research site focused on nanotechnology, one of today's most innovative fields of science and engineering. The building's design ensures the work happening inside will be the star of the show.
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|Ritesh Agarwal Enables 'Bulk' Silicon to Emit Visible Light for the First Time|
|Electronic computing speeds are brushing up against limits imposed by the laws of physics. Photonic computing could surpass those limitations, but the components of such computers require semiconductors that can emit light. Now, Penn Materials Scientists have enabled "bulk" silicon to emit broad-spectrum, visible light for the first time, opening the possibility of using the element in devices that have both electronic and photonic components.|
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|Dawn Bonnell Elected to National Academy of Engineering|
Dawn Bonnell, Trustees Chair Professor and Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, has been elected to the National Academy of Engineering for "development of atomic-resolution surface probes, and for institutional leadership in nanoscience." Election to the Academy is among the highest professional distinctions accorded an engineer.
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|Chris Murray collaborates to develop molecular probes that reduce the cost of a powerful microscopy technique|
A dye-based imaging technique known as two-photon microscopy can produce pictures of active neural structures in much finer detail than functional magnetic resonance imaging, or fMRI, but it requires powerful and expensive lasers. Now, a research team at the University of Pennsylvania has developed a new kind of dye that could reduce the cost of the technique by several orders of magnitude.