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Call for Abstracts for the 2014 Borchardt Conference

23rd Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater will be held on February 25 and 24, 2014 in the Rackham Graduate Studies Building.| Short Read

Abstracts are due on Friday, November 1, 2013 for the 2014 Borchardt Conference.
The 2014 Borchardt conference aims to bring a diverse group of engineers, scientists, practitioners and students to present, learn about and discuss the latest issues and advances in the water and wastewater fields. This triennial event should be brought to the attention of superintendents and municipal officials, plant operators, consulting engineers, researchers, educators, regulators and others who are interested in advancements in drinking water and wastewater treatment.

It is sponsored by CEE as well as the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association, the Michigan Water Environment Association and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality.

To view the call for abstracts, please click here.

To view the save the date flyer, please click here.

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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