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CEE faculty participate in Ethiopia collaboration

CEE researchers will participate in a U-M trip to Ethiopia this January to address the country’s need for graduate training and research collaborations.| Short Read
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Professor Nancy Love, Associate Professor Terese Olson and Graduate Student Kevin Fries are participating in a U-M trip to Ethiopia this January to address the country’s need for graduate training and research collaborations.

Ethiopia has one of the world’s fastest growing middle classes. According to the IMF, Ethiopia registered over 10 percent economic growth from 2004 through 2009, an upward trend that continues today.

The success story has its challenges. One of the country’s greatest needs is to quickly educate millions of people, including well-qualified engineers. The government has reached out to foreign universities, including U-M, to help provide expertise in expanding existing engineering and medical programs and build new ones.

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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