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M-BARC: The Orbiting Time Capsule

Michigan Engineering students celebrate the Bicentennial by launching a time capsule into space.| Short Read

Check out this 100 Year Space Mission story and the video below to learn all about the Michigan Engineering students who have invested so much of their time and energy on a cool way to celebrate the Bicentennial.

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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