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Steven Hulbert

Physicist, R&D Manager, and Engineering Group Leader, Project Management, National Synchrotron Light Source II

Steven Hulbert

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 743
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7570
hulbert@bnl.gov

Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGPs): he, him

Expertise | Research | Education | Appointments | Publications | Awards


Expertise

  • Management of synchrotron beamline development projects
  • Synchrotron radiation beamline and technique development 
  • Synchrotron-based soft X-ray electron spectroscopies of energy-related materials

Research Activities

  • Synchrotron-based soft X-ray electron spectroscopies of energy-related materials
    • High-resolution VUV photoelectron spectroscopy, esp. angle-resolved photoemission studies of electron-phonon coupling in correlated-electron systems
    • Spin-resolved photoemission spectroscopy with circularly-polarized soft x-rays, esp. studies of the electronic structure of magnetic materials surfaces
  • Auger Photoelectron Coincidence Spectroscopy (APECS) of solids using synchrotron radiation excitation
    • Auger-PhotoElectron Coincidence Spectroscopy (APECS) from surfaces, including pure solids, thin overlayers, and surface alloys, especially those that involve strong electron-electron correlation
    • Auger-Auger electron Coincidence Spectroscopy (AACS) from surfaces. To date, this new technique has been used to study the Auger cascade process that results from core photoionization of many-shell systems, e.g. Mn in MnO
  • Inverse photoemission spectroscopy of material surfaces, esp. early studies of surface states and resonances on pure and adsorbate-covered metal surfaces.

Education

  • Ph.D. 1984: Physics, University of Illinois
  • M.S. 1980: Physics, University of Illinois
  • B.S. 1976: Physcis, Haverford College

Professional Appointments

  • Brookhaven Council, Brookhaven National Laboratory: Secretary 2018-2020, Chair 2002-2003
  • Science Advisory Committee, Canadian Light Source: member 2013-present
  • Experimental Systems Advisory Committee, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: Chair 2017-present
  • Science Advisory Committee, Advanced Light Source, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory: member 2017-present 

Selected Publications

  • Lalitha SL, Hulbert SL, Rakowsky G, Ghosh AK, Wanderer P, Skaritka J (2020) HTS Dipole Prototype Magnet for NSLS X13A Endstation. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity 30:1–12. doi: 10.1109/tasc.2019.2942274
  • Joglekar PV, Gladen RW, Chirayath VA, Fairchild AJ, Kalaskar S, Shastry K, Dong Q, Hulbert SL, Bartynski RA, Werner WSM, Weiss AH (2019) Measurement of the full electron spectrum associated with the Ag N3VV Auger transitions: Evidence for the contribution of multi-electron Auger processes. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 235:16–22. doi: 10.1016/j.elspec.2019.06.006
  • Satyal S, Joglekar PV, Shastry K, Kalaskar S, Dong Q, Hulbert SL, Bartynski RA, Weiss AH (2014) Measurement of the background in Auger-photoemission coincidence spectra (APECS) associated with inelastic or multi-electron valence band photoemission processes. Journal of Electron Spectroscopy and Related Phenomena 195:66–70. doi: 10.1016/j.elspec.2014.05.010
  • Reininger R, Hulbert SL, Johnson PD, Sadowski JT, Starr DE, Chubar O, Valla T, Vescovo E (2012) The electron spectro-microscopy beamline at National Synchrotron Light Source II: A wide photon energy range, micro-focusing beamline for photoelectron spectro-microscopies. Review of Scientific Instruments 83:023102. doi: 10.1063/1.3681440
  • Reininger R, Woicik JC, Hulbert SL, Fischer DA (2011) NIST NSLS-II spectroscopy beamline optical plan for soft and tender X-ray spectroscopy and microscopy (100eV to 7.5keV). Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 649:49–51. doi: 10.1016/j.nima.2010.11.172
  • Sundaramoorthy R, Weiss AH, Hulbert SL, Bartynski RA (2008) Direct Evidence for Dynamic Broadening of the Energy Spectra Associated with the Later Steps of an Auger Cascade. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.101.127601
  • Reininger R, Kriesel K, Hulbert SL, Sánchez-Hanke C, Arena DA (2008) A soft x-ray beamline capable of canceling the performance impairment due to power absorbed on its optical elements. Review of Scientific Instruments 79:033108. doi: 10.1063/1.2897587
  • Shaftan T, Hulbert SL, Berman L (2008) Comparison of calculated brightness and flux of radiation from a long-period wiggler and a short-period undulator. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 15:335–340. doi: 10.1107/s0909049508008418
  • Arena DA, Bartynski RA, Nayak RA, Weiss AH, Hulbert SL, Weinert M (2003) Giant Coster-Kronig Transitions and Intrinsic Line Shapes of the Anomalous PdM45VVAuger Spectrum ofPd/Ag(100)Dilute Surface Alloys. Physical Review Letters. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.91.176403
  • Valla T (1999) Evidence for Quantum Critical Behavior in the Optimally Doped Cuprate Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+. Science 285:2110–2113. doi: 10.1126/science.285.5436.2110
  • Valla T, Fedorov AV, Johnson PD, Hulbert SL (1999) Many-Body Effects in Angle-Resolved Photoemission: Quasiparticle Energy and Lifetime of a Mo(110) Surface State. Physical Review Letters 83:2085–2088. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.83.2085
  • Sinkovic B, Tjeng LH, Brookes NB, Goedkoop JB, Hesper R, Pellegrin E, de Groot FMF, Altieri S, Hulbert SL, Shekel E, Sawatzky GA (1997) Local Electronic and Magnetic Structure of Ni below and aboveTC: A Spin-Resolved Circularly Polarized Resonant Photoemission Study. Physical Review Letters 79:3510–3513. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.79.3510
  • Jensen E, Bartynski RA, Hulbert SL, Johnson ED, Garrett R (1989) Line Narrowing in Photoemission by Coincidence Spectroscopy. Physical Review Letters 62:71–73. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.62.71
  • Hulbert SL, Stott JP, Brown FC, Lien NC (1983) An extended range soft X-ray beam line for the 1 GeV storage ring Aladdin. Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research 208:43–47. doi: 10.1016/0167-5087(83)91101-8
  • He A, Chubar O, Dvorak J, Hu W, Hulbert S, Walter A, Wilkins S, Salort C (2020) Wave optics simulations for new soft x-ray beamlines at NSLS-II. Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics V. doi: 10.1117/12.2567423

Awards & Recognition

  • 2018 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Project Management (PM) Secretary’s Achievement Award to the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) Experimental Tools (NEXT) project management team for completing the project on schedule and under budget, and for delivering scientific instruments to NSLS-II that will benefit research for years to come
  • Co-recipient of 1991 R&D 100 Award for Scanning Photoemission Microscope
Steven Hulbert

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 743
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-7570
hulbert@bnl.gov

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