The Michigan Engineer News Center

Jason McCormick selected for Chi Epsilon Teaching Award

Assistant Professor Jason McCormick was selected as the recipient of the 2010 Chi Epsilon Excellence in Teaching Award for the Great Lakes District.| Short Read

Professor McCormick was nominated by the Michigan Chapter of Chi Epsilon in recognition of his dedication to teaching, enthusiasm and high standards in his work. Please join us in congratulating Professor McCormick!

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