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Lutgarde Raskin receives the Jack A. Borchardt Award

Professor Lutgarde Raskin was named as this year's recipient of the Jack A. Borchardt Award on February 21, 2017.| Short Read

The award is “in recognition and appreication of individual contributions toward the continuing education of drinking water and clean water operators, engineers, and public officials,” and is given by the Michigan Section of the American Water Works Association.

Raskin received the award at the Borchardt Conference: ​24th Triennial Symposium on Advancements in Water & Wastewater held on February 21 and 22, 2017, at the University of Michigan.

Researchers
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    Lutgarde Raskin

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