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Ann Jeffers as one of the 10 “New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012”

Congratulations to Ann Jeffers who has been selected by ASCE as one of the 10 "New Faces of Civil Engineering in 2012".| Short Read

As stated in the February issue of ASCE News, those selected are “honored for their early success as engineers and for their willingness to use their expertise for the betterment of their profession and their communities.”

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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