Yong Chu

NSLS-II HXN Beamline Group Leader, Photon Division

Yong Chu is a physicist in the Photon Science Directorate at Brookhaven National Laboratory. He is the group leader of the Hard X-ray Nanoprobe (HXN) Beamline at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), responsible for design, construction, commissioning and operation of the HXN. Yong has 20 years of experience in x-ray science and instrumentation. Before joining the NSLS-II, he led development of Transmission X-ray Microscopy (TXM) capabilities at beamline 34-ID and X-ray diffraction microscopy capabilities at beamline 2-BM of the Advanced Photon Source. Yong’s scientific expertise includes X-ray microscopy, X-ray imaging, X-ray diffraction and high-precision instrumentation. Currently, his research focuses on development of ultra-high resolution microscopy capabilities for the HXN beamline and its scientific applications.

Phone: 344-5582
Email: ychu@bnl.gov


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

Key Publications

  • H Yan, Y Chu, Optimization of Multilayer Laue Lenses for a Scanning X-ray Microscope, J. Synch. Rad., 20(1), 89-97 (2013).
  • H Yan, Y Chu, J Maser, E Nazaretski, J Kim, H Chol Kang, J Lombardo, W Chiu, Quantitative X-ray Phase Imaging at the Nanoscale by Multilayer Laue Lenses, Sci. Rep., 3, 1307 (2013).
  • C Chen, P Tseng, H Chen, T Hua, S Chen, Y Chen, W Leng, C Wang, Y Chu, et al., Imaging Cells and Sub-Cellular Structures with Ultrahigh Resolution Full-Field X-ray Microscopy, Biotechnol. Adv., 31(3), 375-386 (2013).
  • Y Chen, Y Chu, J Yi, I McNulty, S Qun, P Voorhees, D Dunand, Morphological and Topological Analysis of coarsened Nanoporous Gold by X-ray Nanotomography, Appl. Phys. Lett., 96, 043122 (2010).
  • T Lister, Y Chu, W Cullen, H You, R Yonco, J Mitchell, Z Nagy, Electrochemical and X-ray scattering study of well defined RuO2 single crystal surfaces, J. Electroanal. Chem., 524, 201 (2002).

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