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Congratulations to our new Climate & Space PhD!

Dr. Ryan Dewey will provide science analysis for the Solar Orbiter mission team at Climate & Space. | Short Read
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Another CLASP doctoral student has successfully defended his dissertation. Congratulations, Dr. Dewey!

Dr. Ryan Dewey

Defense Date: 4/16/2020

Dissertation Title: Dipolarizations in Mercury’s Magnetotail: Characteristics and Consequences in a Miniature Magnetosphere

Faculty Advisors: Prof. James Slavin and Assoc. Research Scientist James Raines.

Dr. Dewey plans to stay on at CLASP,  where he will join Prof. Stefano Livi, Prof. Sue Lepri, and Assoc. Research Scientist Jim Raines as a post-doctoral research fellow. Dr. Dewey will focus on data processing and science analysis for the Heavy Ion Sensor (HIS) instrument on the recently launched Solar Orbiter mission.

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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