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Boyd nominated as APS Fellow for contributions to physics

Congratulations to Iain Boyd for his nomination as a Fellow in the American Physics Society. | Short Read
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Congratulations to Iain Boyd, James E. Knott Professor, Aerospace Engineering, who has been nominated as Fellowship in the American Physics Society for his major contributions in the development of high fidelity computational models for simulation of non-equilibrium processes in low temperature plasma with application to plasma thrusters, plasma plumes and their interaction with the ionosphere.

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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