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
- 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. Matter27, 185501 (2015).
- 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. B92, 035111 (2015)
- 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. B92, 045130 (2015)
- 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.
- 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. A88, 053425 (2013).
- 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 Chemistry113, 1957 (2013), Cover Article.
- 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. A30, 011402 (2012).
- 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).
- 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. B83, 165102 (2011).