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Avery Demond Receives Rackham Master’s Mentor Award

CEE Professor Avery Demond was awarded the Rackham Master’s Mentor Award this school year. | Short Read

Professor Avery Demond was awarded the Rackham Master’s Mentor Award at a public ceremony on April 14, in the Rackham Amphitheatre. The award recognizes faculty members who serve as dedicated and inspiring mentors to Rackham master’s students, especially those students who do not intend to pursue doctoral degrees. Please join us in congratulating Professor Demond for her superlative efforts on behalf of graduate students.

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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

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