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Seeing the Unknown

Visualizing mysteries large and small


With microscopes that send electrons along the surface of a tiny object and devices that bound light against a sample until it scatters, College of Engineering researchers reveal materials, interactions, and structures hidden from the naked eye.

These  pictures might be mistaken for works of art, offering fascinating worlds of color and texture. Then again, that impression might be correct.

Here is a selection of images from ENG laboratories — a few glimpses of researchers’ expeditions.

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