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Alumni Ben Reedlun wins best paper

Congratulations to alumni Benjamin Reedlunn (MSE '10, MSE '10, Mech Ph.D. '12) and Samantha Daly, professor of mechanical engineering, who have been selected to receive the best paper award of 2013 in the International Journal of Solids and Structures.| Short Read

Congratulations to alumni Benjamin Reedlunn (MSE ’10, MSE ’10, Mech Ph.D. ’12) and Samantha Daly, professor of mechanical engineering, who have been selected to receive the best paper award of 2013 in the International Journal of Solids and Structures. Aerospace professor, John Shaw, served as co-chair on Ben Reedlunn’s dissertation committee.

Reedlunn, B., Daly, S. (alum  Eng.), and (Mechnical Eng.), Shaw J. (Aerospace Eng)Superelastic Shape Memory Alloy Cables: Part I – Isothermal Tension Experiments International Journal of Solids and Structures, 50:3009–3026, 2013

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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