Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Sung Woo Yu

Staff Scientist
Materials Science Division


 +1 925-422-8782


DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Physics - (Dr. Rer. Nat.)
University of Bielefeld, Germany
1999
M.S. Physics
University of Sung Kyun Kwan, Korea
1991
B.S. Physics
University of Sung Kyun Kwan, Korea
1988

Research Interests

I am studying the electronic structures of scintillator materials and the electron's spin structures on the surfaces of topological insulators. I am also investigating the electron correlation in complex system: f electron system in the rare earths and in the actinides.

Selected (Recent) Publications

  1. Energy levels of the Ce activator relative to the YAP(Ce) scintillator host, S.-W. Yu, M. H. Carpenter, F. Ponce, S. Friedrich, J.-S. Lee, P. Olalde-Velasco, W. L. Yang, and D. Aberg, J. Phys.: Condens. Matter 27, 185501 (2015).
  2. Oxidation and crystal field effects in uranium, J. G. Tobin, S.-W. Yu, C. H. Booth, T. Tyliszczak, D. K. Shuh, G. van der Laan, D. Sokaras, D. Nordlund, T.-C. Weng, and P. S. Bagus, Phys. Rev. B 92, 035111 (2015)
  3. Covalency in oxidized uranium, J. G. Tobin, S.-W. Yu, R. Qiao, W. L. Yang, C. H. Booth, D. K. Shuh, A. M. Duffin, D. Sokaras, D. Nordlund, and T.-C. Weng, Phys. Rev. B 92, 045130 (2015)
  4. The effects of mesoscale confinement in Pu clusters and isolated particles, M. V. Ryzhkov, A. Mirmelstein, B. Delley, S.-W. Yu, B. W. Chung, and J. G. Tobin, J. Electron Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom. 194, 45 (2014), Cover Article.
  5. Inner-shell photoionization of atomic chlorine, W. C. Stolte, Z. Felfli, R. Guillemin, G. Ohrwall, S.-W. Yu, J. A. Young, D. W. Lindle, T. W. Gorczyca, N. C. Deb, S. T. Manson, A. Hibbert, and A. Z. Msezane, Phys. Rev. A 88, 053425 (2013).
  6. Probing actinide electronic structure through Pu cluster calculations, M. V. Ryzhkov, A. Mirmelstein, S.-W. Yu, B. W. Chung, and J. G. Tobin, International Journal of Quantum Chemistry 113, 1957 (2013), Cover Article.
  7. Energy calibrations in the x-ray absorption spectroscopy of uranium dioxide, S.-W. Yu, J. G. Tobin, P. Olalde-Velasco, W. L. Yang, and W. J. Siekhaus, J. Vac. Sci. Technol. A 30, 011402 (2012).
  8. Orbital specificity in the unoccupied states of UO2 from resonant inverse photoelectron spectroscopy, J. G. Tobin and S.-W. Yu, Phys. Rev. Lett. 107, 167406 (2011).
  9. f - f origin of the insulating state in uranium dioxide: x-ray absorption experiments and first-principles calculations, S.-W. Yu, J. G. Tobin, J. C. Crowhurst, S. Sharma, J. K. Dewhurst, P. Olalde Velasco, W. L. Yang, and W. J. Siekhaus, Phys. Rev. B 83, 165102 (2011).

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