Scattering Crystalline Inevitable

Year: 
2020
Ranking: 
Entrant
Artist: 
Ryan A. DeCrescent (Graduate Student), Prasad P. Iyer (Researcher), Nikita A. Butakov (Alumni), Abdullah Alhassan (Post-Doc)
Department: 
Physics/Electrical and Computer Engineering

Description

When light interacts with a periodic structure, it can become highly structured due to self-interference. Here, the light originates from excited electrons in a nano-structured crystal, generating 4 bright lobes. The 4-fold symmetry reflects the structure—a 2D square array.

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