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Hansen Receives Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award

Professor Will Hansen was selected to receive the Delmar L. Bloem Distinguished Service Award| Short Read

This honor was bestowed by the ACI Board of Direction at its recent fall 2011 meeting “for outstanding leadership of Committee 231, Properties of Concrete at Early Age.” The formal announcement will be made Sunday, March 18, 2012 at the Opening Session and Awards Program of the ACI Spring Convention in Dallas, TX.

Researchers
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    Will Hansen

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