General Lab Information

Yong Chu

Imaging and Microscopy Program Manager, Photon Division Management, National Synchrotron Light Source II

Yong Chu

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 743, Room 102
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-5582
(631) 578-7916
ychu@bnl.gov

Preferred Gender Pronouns (PGPs): He

Yong Chu is the lead beamline scientist for the 3-ID Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (HXN) beamline. He is also serving as the Program Manager for the Imaging and Microscopy Program. He began his career at the Advanced Photon Source. In 2009, he joined the National Synchrotron Light Source II to develop the HXN beamline and lead the related R&D projects. Yong has diverse scientific interests, from material science to instrument development.    

Expertise | Education | Appointments | Publications


Expertise

  • X-ray imaging and microscopy
  • X-ray focusing optics
  • X-ray diffraction and surface scattering
  • Precision instrumentation

Education

  • Ph.D. 1997:  Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana 
  • M.S. 1990:  Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana
  • B.S. 1989: Physics, California Institute of Technology

Professional Appointments

  • Imaing and Microsocpy Program Manager (2017-present)
  • Lead beamline scientist for the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline (2009-present)
  • Physicist at  Brookhaven National Laboratory (2009-present)

Selected Publications

  • Lin R, Bak S-M, Shin Y, Zhang R, Wang C, Kisslinger K, Ge M, Huang X, Shadike Z, Pattammattel A, Yan H, Chu Y, Wu J, Yang W, Whittingham MS, Xin HL, Yang X-Q (2021) Hierarchical nickel valence gradient stabilizes high-nickel content layered cathode materials. Nature Communications. doi: 10.1038/s41467-021-22635-w
  • Pattammattel A, Tappero R, Ge M, Chu YS, Huang X, Gao Y, Yan H (2020) High-sensitivity nanoscale chemical imaging with hard x-ray nano-XANES. Science Advances 6:eabb3615. doi: 10.1126/sciadv.abb3615
  • Cao Y, Assefa T, Banerjee S, Wieteska A, Zi-Ren Wang D, Pasupathy A, Tong X, Liu Y, Lu W, Sun Y-P, He Y, Huang X, Yan H, Chu YS, Billinge SJL, Robinson IK (2020) Complete Strain Mapping of Nanosheets of Tantalum Disulfide. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 12:43173–43179. doi: 10.1021/acsami.0c06517
  • Victor TW, O'Toole KH, Easthon LM, Ge M, Smith RJ, Huang X, Yan H, Chu YS, Chen S, Gursoy D, Ralle M, Imperiali B, Allen KN, Miller LM (2020) Lanthanide-Binding Tags for 3D X-ray Imaging of Proteins in Cells at Nanoscale Resolution. Journal of the American Chemical Society 142:2145–2149. doi: 10.1021/jacs.9b11571
  • Yan H, Bouet N, Zhou J, Huang X, Nazaretski E, Xu W, Cocco AP, Chiu WKS, Brinkman KS, Chu YS (2018) Multimodal hard x-ray imaging with resolution approaching 10 nm for studies in material science. Nano Futures 2:011001. doi: 10.1088/2399-1984/aab25d
  • Nazaretski E, Yan H, Lauer K, Bouet N, Huang X, Xu W, Zhou J, Shu D, Hwu Y, Chu YS (2017) Design and performance of an X-ray scanning microscope at the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe beamline of NSLS-II. Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 24:1113–1119. doi: 10.1107/s1600577517011183
  • Huang X, Yan H, Nazaretski E, Conley R, Bouet N, Zhou J, Lauer K, Li L, Eom D, Legnini D, Harder R, Robinson IK, Chu YS (2013) 11 nm hard X-ray focus from a large-aperture multilayer Laue lens. Scientific Reports. doi: 10.1038/srep03562
  • Collins BA, Chu YS, He L, Haskel D, Tsui F (2015) Structural and chemical ordering of Heusler CoxMnyGez epitaxial films on Ge (111): Quantitative study using traditional and anomalous x-ray diffraction techniques. Physical Review B. doi: 10.1103/physrevb.92.224108
  • Chu YS, Yi JM, De Carlo F, Shen Q, Lee W-K, Wu HJ, Wang CL, Wang JY, Liu CJ, Wang CH, Wu SR, Chien CC, Hwu Y, Tkachuk A, Yun W, Feser M, Liang KS, Yang CS, Je JH, Margaritondo G (2008) Hard-x-ray microscopy with Fresnel zone plates reaches 40nm Rayleigh resolution. Applied Physics Letters 92:103119. doi: 10.1063/1.2857476
  • Chu YS, Lister TE, Cullen WG, You H, Nagy Z (2001) Commensurate Water Monolayer at theRuO2(110)/Water Interface. Physical Review Letters 86:3364–3367. doi: 10.1103/physrevlett.86.3364
Yong Chu

Brookhaven National Laboratory

National Synchrotron Light Source II
Bldg. 743, Room 102
P.O. Box 5000
Upton, NY 11973-5000

(631) 344-5582
(631) 578-7916
ychu@bnl.gov