Linda Young

Professor of Physics

Linda Young


We are interested in exploring the creation and control of novel states of matter produced by ultraintense x-ray pulses where field strengths exceed the atomic scale. This involves extending the toolkit of nonlinear spectroscopies from the optical to the x-ray regime. In addition, we are interested in developing ultrafast x-ray methods to track electronic coherences and energy transfer induced by coherent optical excitation. Our research uses x-ray free-electron lasers and synchrotron sources.

Topics: Functional Polymers, Molecular Electronics, Supramolecular Chemistry, Self-Assembly, Ferroelectrics