Stuart Trugman

Scientist, Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies
Science Thrust:Theory & Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena

Phone: 505-665-1167
Fax: 505-665-4063

T-4, MS B262
Los Alamos National Laboratory
Los Alamos, NM 87545


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Education and Training

Undergraduate:  Harvard University, Chemistry and Physics, BA, 1976
Graduate: Stanford University, Physics, PhD, 1982


Stuart’s research is in theoretical condensed matter physics.  Recent focus areas include ultrafast optical probes of correlated systems, the quantum dynamics of coupled systems, quasiparticle formation, and inelastic tunneling between and into nanowires.  He is also interested in the physics of polarons, colossal magnetoresistance materials, high temperature superconductors, heavy fermions, multiferroics, the quantum Hall effect, and linear and nonlinear transport in novel and disordered materials.

Selected Publications:

  • Y. M. Sheu, S. A. Trugman, J. Xiong, Y.-S. Park, S. Lee, H. T. Yi, S.-W. Cheong, Q. X. Jia, A. J. Taylor, and R. P. Prasankumar, "Ultrafast carrier dynamics and radiative recombination in multiferroic BiFeO3, single crystals and films," European Physical Journal 41, 03018 (2013).
  • Optical tuning and ultrafast dynamics of high-temperature superconducting terahertz metamaterials, R. Singh, A. K. Azad, H.-T. Chen, Q. X. Jia, A. J. Taylor, S. A. Trugman, J. Xiong, and H. Yang, Nanophotonics 1, 117 (2012).
  • Relaxation dynamics of the Holstein polaron, D. Golez, J. Bonca, L. Vidmar, and S. A. Trugman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 109, 236402 (2012).
  • Coexistence of coupled magnetic phases in epitaxial TbMnO3 films revealed by ultrafast optical spectroscopy, J. Qi, L. Yan, H. D. Zou, J.-X. Zhu, S. A. Trugman, A. J. Taylor, Q. X. Jia, and R. P. Prasankumar, Appl. Phys. Lett. 101, 122904 (2012).
  • Quantum dynamics of polaron formation, Li-Chung Ku and S. A. Trugman, Phys. Rev. B 75, 014307 (2007).
    The Effect of Inelastic Processes on Tunneling, J. Bonca and S. A. Trugman, Phys. Rev. Lett. 75, 2566 (1995).

Selected User Projects

  • Professor Janez Bonca, University of Ljubljana, User Proposal (U2012B0003: Relaxation dynamics of lattice and spin-lattice polaron)
  • Professor Keith Nelson, MIT, (C2013A0122: Non-Linear Response of Superconducting Terahertz Metamaterials)
  • Professor Holger Fehske, Greifswald University, (U2013A0031: Quantum transport through graphene based devices)
  • Professor Susan Dexheimer, Washington State University, (C2012B0046: Dynamics of localized excitations in quasi-one-dimensional systems)