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2019 Vannevar Bush Fellow Spotlight: Dmitri Basov

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Dr. Basov studies nano-optics, measuring the effects of radiation on thin layers of exotic materials. When formed into a thin film, these materials, from graphine to dicalcogenide, have some exceptional properties. His five-year, $3 million fellowship will look into the behavior of these properties. Potential uses include accurate sensors, long-range power transmission, quantum computing, and converting heat into energy. For more information, see https://news.columbia.edu/news/columbias-dmitri-basov-wins-vannevar-bush-fellowship.