Ying Wu

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
210 Fel Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Front Office Address: 
Box 90305, Durham, NC 27708-0305
(919) 660-2654


Prof. Wu is interested in nonlinear dynamics of charged particle beams, coherent radiation sources, and the development of novel accelerators and light sources. One of his research focuses is to study the charged particle nonlinear dynamics using the modern techniques such as Lie Algebra, Differential Algebra, and Frequency Analysis. This direction of research will significantly further the understanding of the nonlinear phenomena in light source storage rings and collider rings, improve their performance, and provide guidance for developing next generation storage rings. The second area of research is to study and develop coherent radiation sources such as broad-band far infrared radiation from dipole magnets and coherent mm-wave radiation from a free-electron-laser (FEL). With this direction of research, he hopes to study the beam stability issues, in particular, the single bunch instabilities in the storage ring, develop diagnostics to monitor and improve the stability of the light source beams, and eventually develop novel means to overcome instabilities. These areas of research will provide foundations for developing a femto-second hard x-ray Compton back scattering radiation source driven by a mm-wave FEL - a next generation light source.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Duke University 1995

  • M.A., Duke University 1991

  • B.S., Beijing University (China) 1988

Li, JY, Hao, H, Wu, WZ, Mikhailov, S, Popov, V, and Wu, YK. "Compensation schemes for operation of FEL wigglers on duke storage ring." IPAC 2013: Proceedings of the 4th International Particle Accelerator Conference (December 24, 2013): 3270-3272.

Laskaris, G, Ye, Q, Lalremruata, B, Ye, QJ, Ahmed, MW, Averett, T, Deltuva, A, Dutta, D, Fonseca, AC, Gao, H, Golak, J, Huang, M, Karwowski, HJ, Mueller, JM, Myers, LS, Peng, C, Perdue, BA, Qian, X, Sauer, PU, Skibinski, R, Stave, S, Tompkins, JR, Weller, HR, Witala, H, Wu, YK, Zhang, Y, and Zheng, W. "First Measurements of Spin-Dependent Double-Differential Cross Sections and the Gerasimov-Drell-Hearn Integrand from (3)(H)over-right-arrowe((gamma)over-right-arrow, n)pp at Incident Photon Energies of 12.8 and 14.7 MeV." PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 110.20 (May 17, 2013). Full Text

Zimmerman, WR, Ahmed, MW, Bromberger, B, Stave, SC, Breskin, A, Dangendorf, V, Delbar, T, Gai, M, Henshaw, SS, Mueller, JM, Sun, C, Tittelmeier, K, Weller, HR, and Wu, YK. "Unambiguous Identification of the Second 2(+) State in C-12 and the Structure of the Hoyle State." PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS 110.15 (April 10, 2013). Full Text

Omer, M, Negm, H, Zen, H, Hori, T, Kii, T, Masuda, K, Ohgaki, H, Hajima, R, Hayakawa, T, Daito, , Shizuma, T, Fujiwara, M, Park, SH, Kikuzawa, N, Rusev, G, Tonchev, AP, and Wu, YK. "Active Interrogation of Nuclear Materials Using LaBr3: Ce Detectors." Energy Procedia 34 (2013): 50-56. Full Text

Xu, W, He, D, Wu, WZ, Li, J, and Wu, YK. "Electron beam diagnostics based on transverse feedback system at duke storage ring." IPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012 (December 1, 2012): 849-851.

Mikhailov, SF, Li, JY, Popov, VG, Wallace, PW, and Wu, YK. "Soft orbit bump for duke storage ring VUV FEL operation." IPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012 (December 1, 2012): 1774-1776.

Hao, H, Li, J, and Wu, YK. "New storage ring lattice for the duke fel wiggler switchyard system." IPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012 (December 1, 2012): 1272-1274.

Popov, V, Mikhailov, S, Wallace, P, and Wu, Y. "Cold cathode thyratron based high-voltage kicker generators at the duke accelerators: Six year experience." IPAC 2012 - International Particle Accelerator Conference 2012 (December 1, 2012): 3698-3700.

Wei, X, Wu, WZ, Due-Hui, H, and Wu, YK. "Design and Optimization of Longitudinal Feedback Kicker Cavity for HLS-II Storage Ring (Accepted)." Chinese Phys. C (2012). (Academic Article)

Wei, X, Wu, WZ, Li, JY, Due-Hui, H, and Wu, YK. "Betatron Tune Measurement System Based on Bunch-by-bunch Transverse Feedback at Duke Storage Ring (Accepted)." Chinese Phys. C (2012). (Academic Article)


Wu, YK, Li, J, Popov, V, Mikhailov, SF, Wang, P, and IEEE, . "A tune measurement system for low current and energy ramping operation of a booster synchrotron." 2007.

Popov, V, Busch, M, Hartinan, S, Li, J, Nlikhailov, S, Wallace, P, Wang, P, Wu, YK, Kurkin, GY, and IEEE, . "Electron beam diagnostics for contact 1.2 Gev booster synchroctron." 2007.

Mikhailov, SF, Wu, YK, Li, J, Popov, VG, Hartman, SM, and IEEE, . "Challenges for energy ramping in a compact booster synchrotron." 2007.

Popov, V, Busch, M, Hartman, S, Mikhailov, S, Oakeley, O, Wallace, P, Wu, YK, and IEEE, . "Power supply system for a compact 1.2 GEV booster synchrotron." 2007.

Hartman, SM, Mikhailov, SF, Popov, V, Wu, YK, and IEEE, . "A physics based approach for ramping magnet control in a compact booster." 2007.

Mikhailov, SF, Busch, MD, Emamian, M, Hartman, SM, Kim, Y, Li, J, Popov, VG, Swift, G, Wallace, PW, Wang, P, Wu, YK, Howell, CR, Gavrilov, NG, Kurkin, GY, Matveev, Y, Anchugov, OV, Shvedov, DA, Vinokurov, NA, and IEEE, . "Commissioning of the booster injector synchrotron for the HIGS facility at Duke University." 2007.