The Michigan Engineer News Center

CEE Video Competition

The CEE Student Advisory Council held the inaugural Civil and Environmental Engineering Video Competition during Winter Term 2009. | Short Read

CEE students were invited to submit 3-5 minute “YouTube” style videos about Civil and Environmental Engineering. The competition results are as follows:

First Place: Dave Hawkins

Second Place: Tim Mekaru

Third Place: Halle Doenitz

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

Rather than installing new “2D” semiconductors in devices to see what they can do, this new method puts them through their paces with lasers and light detectors. | Medium Read