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NERS students receive DOE and NSF fellowships

Several NERS students received multiple highly competitive graduate fellowships | Short Read
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IMAGE:  (l-r) Emily Vu, Michael Hua, Lauren Finney, Kyle Vaughn, Tingshiuan Wu

The Department of Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences
routinely attracts some of the most talented students in the nation
into our Ph.D. program. This was again demonstrated this year, when
several of our students received multiple highly competitive graduate

NEUP Fellowship: Tingshiuan Wu, Emily Vu, Kyle Vaughn

NSF Fellowship: Lauren Finney, Michael Hua

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Jennifer Melms
Administrative Assistant

Nuclear Engineering and Radiological Sciences

(734) 764-4260

1906 Cooley Building

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