Ying Wu

Professor of Physics

Office Location: 
210 Fel Bldg, Fel Laboratory, Lasalle Street Extension, Durham, NC 27708-0319
Front Office Address: 
Box 90319, Durham, NC 27708-0319
(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

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)

Omer, M, Negm, H, Zen, H, Hori, T, Kii, T, Masuda, K, Ohgaki, H, Hajima, R, Hayakawa, T, Daito, I, Shizuma, T, Fujiwara, M, Park, SH, Kikuzawa, N, Rusev, G, Tonchev, AP, and Wu, YK. "Detection of photon-induced excitations in 235U with LaBr 3:Ce scintillating detectors." IEEE Nuclear Science Symposium Conference Record (2012): 55-58. Full Text

Wu, WZ, Kim, Y, Li, JY, Teytelman, D, Busch, M, Wang, P, Swift, G, Park, IS, Ko, IS, and Wu, YK. "Development of a bunch-by-bunch longitudinal feedback system with a wide dynamic range for the HIGS facility." NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 632.1 (March 11, 2011): 32-42. Full Text

Sun, C, and Wu, YK. "Theoretical and simulation studies of characteristics of a Compton light source." Physical Review Special Topics - Accelerators and Beams 14.4 (2011). Full Text

Quarati, FGA, Owens, A, Dorenbos, P, Haas, JTMD, Benzoni, G, Blasi, N, Boiano, C, Brambilla, S, Camera, F, Alba, R, Bellia, G, Maiolino, C, Santonocito, D, Ahmed, M, Brown, N, Stave, S, Weller, HR, and Wu, YK. "High energy gamma-ray spectroscopy with LaBr3 scintillation detectors." Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research, Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment 629.1 (2011): 157-169. Full Text

Sun, C, and Wu, YK. "A semi-analytical algorithm for modelling Compton gamma-ray beams." IPAC 2010 - 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (December 1, 2010): 265-267.

Wu, YK. "Accelerator physics research and light source development at Duke University." IPAC 2010 - 1st International Particle Accelerator Conference (December 1, 2010): 2648-2650.