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Asst. Prof. Adames-Corraliza receives 2018 James R. Holton Award at AGU conference

The award is given annually in recognition of outstanding scientific research and accomplishments of early career scientists.| Short Read

Climate & Space Asst. Prof. Ángel Adames-Corraliza was presented with the American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2018 James R. Holton Award during a ceremony at the organization’s Fall Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Established in 2004, the James R. Holton Award is given annually to one honoree in recognition of outstanding scientific research and accomplishments by early-career scientists who are no more than three years past the award of their Ph.D. degree. The award is named in honor of past AGU Revelle medalist, James R. Holton – an outstanding atmospheric scientist, educator, and mentor.

Congratulations, Prof. Adames-Corraliza!

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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