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Students help at regional SeaPerch competition at UM Natatorium

“We’re trying to show these schools and show theses students and these parents that engineering is an option and, more specifically, there is a future in this other than just ROVs. There are boats, there’s offshore platforms, luxury commercial vessels, subsea energy as well as renewable energy,” Jason Bundoff, staff engineer in research with the department that supported the event, said.
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