The newly-opened (Oct. 4, 2013) 78,000 square-foot Krishna P. Singh Center for Nanotechnology serves as Penn's focal point for nanoscience research and technology-development. P&A's Prof. Jay Kikkawa was instrumental in the planning and provision of vital services for the new facility.
Microfluidic channel in place for video microscopy.
Right: Schematic of microchannel, and example velocity profiles superposed on an actual image of the colloidal NIPA suspension.
From the labs of Profs. Doug Durian and Jerry Golub
Majorana Fermions, Topological Insulators and Superconductors
Magnetic diffraction pattern for a Josephson junction with a topological insulator weak link. Building on a theoretical description published in 2008 by Prof. Charles Kane and Liang Fu at Penn, Stanford researchers believe the unusual behavior is explained in terms of Majorana fermions.
The SNO+ Experiment
SNO-plus is a multi-purpose neutrino experiment, located 2km underground in an active nickel mine in Sudbury, Ontario. It is a large liquid scintillator experiment, currently under construction, inheriting most of the detector hardware from the successful SNO experiment. The Penn SNO-plus group is led by Professor Josh Klein.
The Best View in Philadelphia
The University of Pennsylvania recently finished their newest addition
to the campus, Penn Park, which adds a brilliant contrast to the
Philadelphia skyline and gives multiple sports teams a new place to
practice and engage in athletics.
Johnson, a professor of physics, has a career that has ranged from the
basic science of nanomaterials through some very practical applications
of them. He has pioneered and commercialized manufacturing techniques
that make mass production of graphene for research and other uses
possible, continues to pin down the mechanisms underlying the tiny
materials’ properties, and has worked to incorporate biology and
chemistry with nanotech in ways that could offer big steps forward in
everything from health diagnostics to environmental monitoring.