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Mehlhorns support NERS undergrads

"Attending the University of Michigan was transformational for me and I was aided by a COE undergraduate scholarship. We are pleased to endow this scholarship fund to provide similar aid to future generations of nuclear engineering undergraduates.”| Short Read

Tom (BSE NE ’74, MSE ’76, PhD ’78) and Noelle (BA ’75, MS ’76) Mehlhorn have established the Thomas and Noelle Mehlhorn Scholarship Fund to provide need- or merit-based support to undergraduates in the Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences. Their gift qualifies for the University’s Michigan Matching Initiative for Student Support. Tom chairs the NERS Advisory Board, served six years on the Michigan Engineering Alumni Board and received the 2004 Alumni Merit Award for NERS.

Said Tom, “Attending the University of Michigan was transformational for me and I was aided by a COE undergraduate scholarship. We are pleased to endow this scholarship fund to provide similar aid to future generations of nuclear engineering undergraduates.”

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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