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Research Computing and Cyberinfrastructure (RCC), a unit of Information Technology Services (ITS), provides systems and services that are used extensively in research, teaching and service missions at Penn State. To learn more about RCC, please see the About Us page.

Featured Research

One measure of the success of RCC is its impact on research at Penn State. These images represent some of the research being performed on RCC systems or in consultation with RCC staff. More featured research can be found on the Case Studies page.

Craters created by the impact of 20 keV-Au3, C60, and Ar872 at normal incidence at a flat Ag(111) surface at time of 30 ps.  The 20keV-Au3 crater was aobut 2.9 nm wide and 3.5 nm deep.  The C60 crater was about 5.3 nm wide and 2.2 nm deep.  The Ar872 crater was about 6.4 nm wide and 1.2 nm deep.

"Top and cross-sectional side views of typical craters created by impact of 20 keV-Au3, C60 and Ar872 at normal incidence at a flat Ag(111) surface at time of 30 ps. Color scheme depicts original location of atoms in a given layer. The cross-sectional view is 1.5 nm wide and is centered along the projectile impact point." - (Dr. Barbara J. Garrison, Dr. Zbigniew Postawa)
A view of a graphene lattice.  Carbon atoms are in sp3 hybridization forming a hexagonal network.  The hydrogen atoms are bonded to carbon on both sides of the hexagonal network in an alternating manner.

A view of a graphene lattice. The compound that we call graphane is a fully saturated hydrocarbon derived from a single graphene sheet with formula CH. All of the carbon atoms are in sp3 hybridization forming a hexagonal network and the hydrogen atoms are bonded to carbon on both sides of the plane in an alternating manner. Graphane is predicted to be stable with a binding energy comparable to other hydrocarbons such as benzene, cyclohexane, and polyethylene." - (Dr. Jorge Sofo)