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Valentina Bisogni

Soft X-ray scattering & Spectr, National Synchrotron Light Source II

Valentina Bisogni

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 741, Room 1L111
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3163
bisogni@bnl.gov

Valentina Bisogni joined the National Light Source II in 2014 and since 2018 she is the Lead Scientist for the Soft Inelastic X-ray Scattering (SIX) beamline.

Her research focuses mostly on strongly correlated electron systems - in the form of single crystal, thin films or heterostructures - by studying their electronic properties using spectroscopic techniques, like X-ray Absorption (XAS), Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS), as well as Photoemission (XPS), Resonant Elastic X-ray Scattering (REXS) and Electron Energy Loss Spectroscopy (EELS).

This expertise was acquired during her PhD at the ID08 soft x-ray beamline of the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility in Grenoble (jointly with Politecnico di Milano), where she used XAS and RIXS to study the high-temperature superconducting cuprates, and in the following PostDoc experiences: 1) at IFW Dresden, where she focused on the 1D cuprate systems, 2) at the ADRESS beamline of Swiss Light Source, PSI, where she studied rare-earth nickelate thin films and titanates heterostructures.

Education | Appointments | Awards


Education

  • PhD in Physics jointly between the European Synchrotron Radiation Facility, France and Politecnico di Milano, Italy. Research topic: Study of magnons and crystal field excitations in superconducting cuprates with Resonant Inelastic X-ray Scattering (RIXS).
  • Master Degree in Physics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.
  • Bachelor Degree in Physics Engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy.

Professional Appointments

  • Beamline Scientist at NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory (2014-present). Recipient of DOE Early Career Award in 2018. Since 2019, Lead Scientist of the 2-ID SIX Beamline. Research topic: Investigating spin dynamics in model devices with high-resolution RIXS to gain control over spin-wave manipulation and switching.
  • Post-Doc at Paul Scherrer Institute, Switzerland (2013-2014). Research topic:  Investigation of the ground state properties in 113-nickelates thin films and strain dependent phase diagram using RIXS and REXS.
  • Post-Doc at the IFW Leibniz Institute Dresden, Germany (2010-2012). Research topic: Study of collective spin-charge excitations in 1D cuprates with RIXS and EELS.

Awards & Recognition

DOE Early Career Research Program Awardee. Project Title “Revealing collective spin dynamics under device-operating conditions to enhance tomorrow’s electronics.”

Valentina Bisogni

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 741, Room 1L111
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-3163
bisogni@bnl.gov

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