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The University of Michigan (UM, U-M, U of M, or UMich), often simply referred to as Michigan, is a public research university in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The university is Michigan's oldest; it was founded in 1817 in Detroit, as the Catholepistemiad, or University of Michigania, 20 years before the territory became a state. The school was moved to Ann Arbor in 1837 onto 40 acres (16 ha) of what is now known as Central Campus. Since its establishment in Ann Arbor, the flagship university campus has expanded to include more than 584 major buildings with a combined area of more than 34 million gross square feet (780 acres; 3.2 km2) spread out over a Central Campus and North Campus, two regional campuses in Flint and Dearborn, and a Center in Detroit. The university is a founding member of the Association of American Universities.

Heat-resistant nanophotonic material could help turn heat into electricity

“A new nanophotonic material has broken records for high-temperature stability, potentially ushering in more efficient electricity production and opening a variety of new possibilities in the control and conversion of thermal radiation. Developed by a University of Michigan-led team of …

First light at the most powerful laser in the US

“The laser that will be the most powerful in the United States is preparing to send its first pulses into an experimental target at the University of Michigan. Funded by the National Science Foundation, it will be a destination for …

Emulating impossible ‘unipolar’ laser pulses paves the way for processing quantum information

“Quantum materials emit light as though it were only a positive pulse, rather than a positive-negative oscillation. A laser pulse that sidesteps the inherent symmetry of light waves could manipulate quantum information, potentially bringing us closer to room temperature quantum …

Smarter 3D printing makes better parts faster

“Software for powder bed fusion printers optimizes laser’s printing path 3D printers may soon get better at producing intricate metal and plastic parts, thanks to new software developed at the University of Michigan that reduces harmful heat buildup in …

1,000-cycle lithium-sulfur battery could quintuple electric vehicle ranges

“A new biologically inspired battery membrane has enabled a battery with five times the capacity of the industry-standard lithium ion design to run for the thousand-plus cycles needed to power an electric car. A network of aramid nanofibers, recycled from …

Magnets with a twist: U-M researchers engineer magnetic complexity into atomically thin magnets

“Magnets are used in so many of our everyday objects including cell phones and in the strip of a credit card or a hotel key. They even power the engine in your vacuum. And as most computers use magnets to …

Resurrecting quasicrystals: Findings make an exotic material commercially viable

“Self-healing phenomenon could reduce defects that rendered quasicrystals impractical A class of materials that once looked as if it might revolutionize everything from solar cells to frying pans—but fell out of favor in the early 2000s—could be poised …

Solar cells with 30-year lifetimes for power-generating windows

“High-efficiency but fragile molecules for converting light to electricity thrive with a little protection. A new transparency-friendly solar cell design could marry high efficiencies with 30-year estimated lifetimes, research led by the University of Michigan has shown. It may pave …

Less nosy smart speakers

“Technology could capture household information without recording speech. Microphones are perhaps the most common electronic sensor in the world, with an estimated 320 million listening for our commands in the world’s smart speakers. The trouble, of course, is that …

Nanoengineering integrates crystals that don’t usually get along

“A team of computational and experimental engineers demonstrate a blueprint for building materials with new properties from nanocrystals A blueprint for designing new materials using difficult combinations of nanocrystals has been developed by a team of researchers at the University …