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The electrons absorb laser light and set up “momentum combs” (the hills) spanning the energy valleys within the material (the red line). When the electrons have an energy allowed by the quantum mechanical structure of the material—and also touch the edge of the valley—they emit light. This is why some teeth of the combs are bright and some are dark. By measuring the emitted light and precisely locating its source, the research mapped out the energy valleys in a 2D crystal of tungsten diselenide. Credit: Markus Borsch, Quantum Science Theory Lab, University of Michigan.

Mapping quantum structures with light to unlock their capabilities

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Detroit Free Press January 5, 2021
Michigan winters, as generations have known them, may be coming to an end
Professor of Climate and Space Sciences and Engineering Richard Rood explains how states like Michigan and Wisconsin are seeing warmer winter temperatures faster than other places around the country.
SlashGear January 11, 2021
Experimental cubesat heading to orbit will test a new propulsion method
Michigan Engineering's student-built cubesat is featured in SlashGear.
WXYZ January 7, 2021
20 ‘smart intersections’ coming to Ann Arbor
Details on a nearly 10M project to bring more smart intersections to Ann Arbor is detailed in WXYZ.
Bloomberg January 4, 2021
Stimulus law program to scrub carbon from air draws skeptics
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor Volker Sick explains why removing carbon dioxide from the environment is necessary as industry continues to burn fossil fuels.