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Mcubed Communities launched this week

Program can strengthen institutional strategy, coordination and readiness. Mark Burns is the Executive Director of MCubed.| Short Read

Mcubed Communities is an online tool that encourages faculty from all three U-M campuses (Ann Arbor, Dearborn, and Flint) to create or join groups around a common purpose to solve challenges and develop innovative curricula. Mark Burns, T.C. Chang Professor of Engineering, is the Executive Director of Mcubed and Research Innovation in OVPR.

The program can strengthen institutional strategy, coordination, and readiness by surfacing expertise across the campuses. Mcubed Communicators takes advantage of the accelerated exchange of info available today to allow researchers and educators to get together in teams and share info that is visible to the whole world.

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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