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Sunming Qin receives Best Paper Award at ANS conference

His work, "Velocity and Scalar Fields of a Turbulent Buoyant Jet in the Self-Similar Region" was one of two best paper awards at the Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH-2018) conference in Orlando.| Short Read
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In November 2018, Sunming Qin, Ph.D. student of Prof. Annalisa Manera in the Experimental and Computational Multiphase Flow Laboratory (ECMFL), has earned the “Best Paper Award” at the Advances in Thermal Hydraulics (ATH-2018) conference in Orlando from the American Nuclear Society (ANS) for his work, “Velocity and Scalar Fields of a Turbulent Buoyant Jet in the Self-Similar Region”.

The award was presented to only 2 best papers selected from about 150 full-length papers accepted for presentation at the ATH-2018 conference. This is Sunming’s second “Best Paper Award” after the previous one from the 17th International Topical Meeting on Nuclear Reactor Thermal Hydraulics (NURETH-17) held in September 2017.

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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