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Sharon Glotzer elected MRS Fellow

Sharon Glotzer has been elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS).| Short Read

Sharon Glotzer has been elected a Fellow of the Materials Research Society (MRS). The title of Fellow honors MRS members for their accomplishments in the advancement of materials research, and only 0.2% of the members are elected Fellow each year.

The society is honoring Sharon for her “groundbreaking work on computational description of nanoparticle self-organization phenomena leading to new classes of advanced materials.” She will be recognized with the other new MRS Fellows at the 2017 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona in April.

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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.

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