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Mildred Dresselhaus was among the first to use lasers for magneto-optics experiments


Mildred Dresselhaus

Carbon-based technologies that could transform computing and wireless communications are the result of foundational research by Mildred Dresselhaus.

A Medal of Freedom recipient, Dresselhaus pioneered the electrical properties of carbon using lasers and was among the first to predict the possibility of carbon nanotubes. (Photo: @MIT $#47; Dominick Reuter)

(Courtesy of @MIT / Dominick Reuter)