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Wen Hu

SXN Beamline Scientist, Physicist, Soft X-ray Scattering & Spectroscopy Program, National Synchrotron Light Source II

Wen Hu

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

(631) 344-2831

Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGPs): She, her

Wen Hu joined the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II) in 2014 and became a beamline scientist of Coherent Soft X-ray Scattering (CSX) beamline in 2016, focusing on the development of soft X-ray coherent imaging techniques and dedicated instrumentation besides beamline operation and user support. Wen led the development of a new imaging method, Coherent Correlation Imaging (CCI), that directly allows image fluctuation and dynamics in materials with high time and space resolution. Currently, Wen is working on the NEXT-II project and she is the science lead for the soft X-ray nanoprobe (SXN) beamline 29-ID-1, leading the design and development of the new SXN endstation and its related science programs. Wen has diverse scientific interests, from the characterization of functional materials to the development of state-of-the-art X-ray techniques and instrumentation.  

Education | Appointments | Publications


2009 Ph.D in Physics, Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics, Chinese Academy of Science, China

2007-2008 Institute for Materials Research, Tohoku University, Japan

2004 B.Sc. in Applied Physics, Hefei University of Technology, China

Professional Appointments

2021-present      Physicist, NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

2018-2021          Associate Physicist, NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

2016-2018          Assistant Physicist, NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

2014 -2016         Research Associate, NSLS-II, Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA

2013-2014          TTI Research Fellow, Quantum Interface Laboratory, Toyota Technological Institute, Japan

2010-2013          JAEA Fellowship, Quantum Beam Science Directorate, Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), SPring-8, Japan

Selected Publications

  • Hu W, Dvorak J, Chubar O, et al (2023) Upcoming soft x-ray nanoprobe beamline at NSLS-II. X-Ray Nanoimaging: Instruments and Methods VI.
  • Klose C, Büttner F, Hu W*, et al (2023) Coherent correlation imaging for resolving fluctuating states of matter. Nature.
  • Hua N, Li J, Hrkac SB, et al (2023) Discerning element and site-specific fluctuations of the charge-orbital order in Fe3O4 below the Verwey transition. Physical Review Materials 7:.
  • Klose C, Büttner F, Hu W, et al (2022) Photon correlation spectroscopy with heterodyne mixing based on soft x-ray magnetic circular dichroism. Physical Review B 105:.
  • Kim MG, Barbour A, Hu W, et al (2022) Real-space observation of fluctuating antiferromagnetic domains. Science Advances 8:.
  • Shen Y, Fabbris G, Miao H, et al (2021) Charge Condensation and Lattice Coupling Drives Stripe Formation in Nickelates. Physical Review Letters 126:.
  • Woods JS, Chen XM, Chopdekar RV, et al (2021) Switchable X-Ray Orbital Angular Momentum from an Artificial Spin Ice. Physical Review Letters 126:.
  • He A, Chubar O, Dvorak J, Hu W, et al (2020) Wave optics simulations for new soft x-ray beamlines at NSLS-II. Advances in Computational Methods for X-Ray Optics V.
  • Chen XM, Farmer B, Woods JS, Dhuey S, Hu W, et al (2019) Spontaneous Magnetic Superdomain Wall Fluctuations in an Artificial Antiferromagnet. Physical Review Letters 123:.
  • Hu W, Huang X, Yan H (2018) Dynamic diffraction artefacts in Bragg coherent diffractive imaging. Journal of Applied Crystallography 51:167–174.
  • Kukreja R, Hua N, Ruby J, Barbour A, Hu W, et al (2018) Orbital Domain Dynamics in Magnetite below the Verwey Transition. Physical Review Letters 121:.
  • Tan AJ, Huang M, Avci CO, Büttner F, Mann M, Hu W, et al (2018) Magneto-ionic control of magnetism using a solid-state proton pump. Nature Materials 18:35–41.
  • Hu W, Hayashi K, Fukumura T, et al (2015) Spontaneous formation of suboxidic coordination around Co in ferromagnetic rutile Ti0.95Co0.05O2 film. Applied Physics Letters 106:222403.
  • Hu W, Hayashi K, Ohwada K, et al (2014) Acute and obtuse rhombohedrons in the local structures of relaxor ferroelectric Pb(Mg1/3Nb2/3)O3. Physical Review B 89:.
  • Krogstrup P, Hannibal Madsen M, Hu W, et al (2012) In-situ x-ray characterization of wurtzite formation in GaAs nanowires. Applied Physics Letters 100:093103.
  • Hu W, Suzuki H, Sasaki T, et al (2012) High-speed three-dimensional reciprocal-space mapping during molecular beam epitaxy growth of InGaAs. Journal of Applied Crystallography 45:1046–1053.
  • Hu W, Hayashi K, Yamamoto T, et al (2009) Phase transition inTi50Ni44Fe6studied by x-ray fluorescence holography. Physical Review B 80:.
Wen Hu

Brookhaven National Laboratory

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

(631) 344-2831

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