Getting a Close-Up View

Molecules, the smallest units of a chemical compound, are far too small to visualize unaided. Bradley students are gaining molecular insights with the chemistry department’s new graphical processing unit compute node. Multiple users can access the device, which was purchased through the Mund-Lagowski Endowment for Chemistry and Biochemistry. Udo Schnupf, assistant professor of chemistry, said, “If you can watch (a molecule), then you can see all a molecule does, how it rearranges, how it interacts with other molecules.”

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