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2011 Borchardt Conference

The 2011 Borchardt Conference should be of primary interest to superintendents and municipal officials, plant operators, consulting engineers, researchers, educators, regulators and others who have an interest in advancements in drinking water and wastewater treatment.| Short Read

The 22nd Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater
2011 Borchardt Conference
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
February 23 & 24, 2011

Sponsored By: The University of Michigan, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering Michigan Section, American Water Works Association Michigan Water Environment Association Michigan Department of Natural Resources & Environment

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GG Brown 2105E

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