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Stuart Alan Trugman

Stuart Trugman

Phone (505) 667-0208


  • CINT
  • Prediction: theory, modeling and computational techniques


Theory & Simulation of Nanoscale Phenomena


Ph.D., Physics, Stanford University, 1982

B.A., Chemistry and Physics (highest honors), Harvard University, 1976


LANL Positions

Staff Member, T-11 and T-4  8/1986 to present



Los Alamos Fellows Prize for outstanding research, 1996



[Hilton, DJ * Prasankumar, RP * Trugman, SA * Taylor, AJ * Averitt, RD], "On photo-induced phenomena in complex materials: Probing quasiparticle dynamics using infrared and far-infrared pulses", JOURNAL OF THE PHYSICAL SOCIETY OF JAPAN, Vol.75, iss.1, 011006, JAN 2006.

[Balatsky, AV * Graf, MJ * Nussinov, Z * Trugman, SA], "Entropy of solid He-4: The possible role of a dislocation-induced glass", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.75, iss.9, 094201, MAR 2007.

[Ku, LC * Trugman, SA], "Quantum dynamics of polaron formation", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.75, iss.1, 014307, JAN 2007.

[Nussinov, Z * Batista, CD * Normand, B * Trugman, SA], "High-dimensional fractionalization and spinon deconfinement in pyrochlore antiferromagnets", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.75, iss.9, 094411, MAR 2007.

[Nussinov, Z * Balatsky, AV * Graf, MJ * Trugman, SA], "Origin of the decrease in the torsional-oscillator period of solid He-4", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.76, iss.1, 014530, JUL 2007.

[Antal, T * Blagoev, KB * Trugman, SA * Redner, S], "Aging and immortality in a cell proliferation model", JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, Vol.248, iss.3, p.411-417, OCT 7 2007.

[Harrison, N. * Sebastian, S.E. * Batista, C.D. * Trugman, S.A.], "How do holes get heavy and superconduct?", Physica B: Condensed Matter, Vol.403, iss.5-9, p.977-981, 20080401.

[Prasankumar, R.P. * Lee, H.J. * Okamura, H. * Imai, H. * Shimakawa, Y. * Kubo, Y. * Zvyagin, S. * Kamenev, K. * Balakrishnan, G. * Paul, D.McK. * Trugman, S.A. * Taylor, A.J. * Averitt, R.D.], "Probing nanoscale inhomogeneities in transition metal oxides with ultrafast mid-infrared spectroscopy", Physica B: Condensed Matter, Vol.403, iss.5-9, p.1401-1403, 20080401.

[Chen, HT * Lu, H * Azad, AK * Averitt, RD * Gossard, AC * Trugman, SA * OHara, JF * Taylor, AJ], "Electronic control of extraordinary terahertz transmission through subwavelength metal hole arrays", OPTICS EXPRESS, Vol.16, iss.11, p.7641-7648, MAY 26 2008.

[Prasankumar, RP * Choi, S * Trugman, SA * Picraux, ST * Taylor, AJ], "Ultrafast electron and hole dynamics in germanium nanowires", NANO LETTERS, Vol.8, iss.6, p.1619-1624, JUN 2008.

[Hilton, DJ * Prasankumar, RP * Schelter, EJ * Thorsmolle, VK * Trugman, SA * Shreve, AP * Kiplinger, JL * Morris, DE * Taylor, AJ], "Ultrafast spectroscopy of the uranium(IV) and thorium(IV) bis(ketimide) complexes (C5Me5)(2)An[-N=C(Ph)(CH2Ph)](2) (An = th, U)", JOURNAL OF PHYSICAL CHEMISTRY A, Vol.112, iss.34, p.7840-7847, AUG 28 2008.

[Talbayev, D. * Trugman, S.A. * Balatsky, A.V. * Kimura, T. * Taylor, A.J. * Averitt, R.D.], "Detection of coherent magnons via ultrafast pump-probe reflectance spectroscopy in multiferroic Ba0.6Sr1.4Zn2Fe12O22", Physical Review Letters, Vol.101, iss.9, 097603, 20080828.

[Alvermann, A * Fehske, H * Stuart, A], "Solution of the Holstein polaron anisotropy problem", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.78, iss.16, 165106, OCT 2008.

[Talbayev, D * LaForge, AD * Trugman, SA * Hur, N * Taylor, AJ * Averitt, RD * Basov, DN], "Magnetic Exchange Interaction between Rare-Earth and Mn Ions in Multiferroic Hexagonal Manganites", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Vol.101, iss.24, 247601, DEC 12 2008.

[Sebastian, SE * Harrison, N * Batista, CD * Trugman, SA * Fanelli, V * Jaime, M * Murphy, TP * Palm, EC * Harima, H * Ebihara, T], "Heavy holes as a precursor to superconductivity in antiferromagnetic CeIn3", PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, Vol.106, iss.19, p.7741-7744, MAY 12 2009.

[Graf, M.J. * Balatsky, A.V. * Nussinov, Z. * Grigorenko, I. * Trugman, S.A.], "Torsional oscillators and the entropy dilemma of putative supersolid 4He", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol.150, p.032025, 2009.

[Talbayev, D. * LaForge, A.D. * Hur, N. * Kimura, T. * Trugman, S.A. * Balatsky, A.V. * Basov, D.N. * Taylor, A.J. * Averitt, R.D.], "Dynamic investigations of multiferroics: terahertz and beyond", Journal of Physics: Conference Series, vol.148, p.012037, 2009.

[Prasankumar, R.P. * Upadhya, P.C. * Li, Q. * Smith, N. * Choi, S.G. * Azad, A.K. * Talbayev, D. * Wang, G.T. * Fischer, A.J. * Hollingsworth, J. * Trugman, S.A. * Picraux, S.T. * Taylor, A.J.], "Ultrafast carrier dynamics in semiconductor nanowires", Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.7406, p.74060E, 2009.

[Alvermann, A * Fehske, H * Trugman, SA], "Polarons and slow quantum phonons", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.81, iss.16, 165113, APR 15 2010.

[Talbayev, D * Burch, KS * Chia, EEM * Trugman, SA * Zhu, JX * Bauer, ED * Kennison, JA * Mitchell, JN * Thompson, JD * Sarrao, JL * Taylor, AJ], "Hybridization and Superconducting Gaps in the Heavy-Fermion Superconductor PuCoGa5 Probed via the Dynamics of Photoinduced Quasiparticles", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Vol.104, iss.22, 227002, JUN 2 2010.

[Vidmar, L * Bonca, J * Trugman, SA], "Emergence of states in the phonon spectral function of the Holstein polaron below and above the one-phonon continuum", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.82, iss.10, 104304, SEP 27 2010.

[Prasankumar, RP * Choi, SG * Wang, GT * Upadhya, PC * Trugman, SA * Picraux, ST * Taylor, AJ], "Ultrafast Carrier Dynamics in Semiconductor Nanowires", Springer Series in Chemical Physics, Vol.92, p.271-273, 2009.

[Hou-Tong Chen * Hao Yang * Singh, R. * OHara, J.F. * Azad, A.K. * Trugman, S.A. * Jia, Q.X. * Taylor, A.J.], "Tuning the Resonance in High-Temperature Superconducting Terahertz Metamaterials", Physical Review Letters, vol.105, no.24, p.247402, 10 Dec. 2010.

[Talbayev, D * Trugman, SA * Lee, S * Yi, HT * Cheong, SW * Taylor, AJ], "Long-wavelength magnetic and magnetoelectric excitations in the ferroelectric antiferromagnet BiFeO3", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.83, iss.9, 094403, MAR 7 2011.

[Vidmar, L * Bonca, J * Mierzejewski, M * Prelovsek, P * Trugman, SA], "Nonequilibrium dynamics of the Holstein polaron driven by an external electric field", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.83, iss.13, 134301, APR 5 2011.

[An, YQ * Taylor, AJ * Conradson, SD * Trugman, SA * Durakiewicz, T * Rodriguez, G], "Ultrafast Hopping Dynamics of 5f Electrons in the Mott Insulator UO2 Studied by Femtosecond Pump-Probe Spectroscopy", PHYSICAL REVIEW LETTERS, Vol.106, iss.20, 207402, MAY 20 2011.

[Hou-Tong Chen * Hao Yang * Singh, R. * Azad, A.K. * OHara, J.F. * Trugman, S.A. * Jia, Q.X. * Taylor, A.J.], "Tuning the Resonance in Superconducting Terahertz Metamaterials", CLEO: 2011 - Laser Science to Photonic Applications, 2011.

[Haraldsen, JT * Trugman, SA * Balatsky, AV], "Induced polarization at a paraelectric/superconducting interface", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.84, iss.2, 020103, JUL 20 2011.

[Liu, M.K. * Averitt, R.D. * Durakiewicz, T. * Tobash, P.H. * Bauer, E.D. * Trugman, S.A. * Taylor, A.J. * Yarotski, D.A.], "Evidence of a hidden-order pseudogap state in URu2Si2 using ultrafast optical spectroscopy", Physical Review B (Condensed Matter and Materials Physics), vol.84, no.16, p.161101, 15 Oct. 2011.

[Hou-Tong Chen * Azad, A.K. * OHara, J.F. * Singh, R. * Jiangfeng Zhou * Reiten, M.T. * Chowdhury, D.R. * Quanxi Jia * Trugman, S.A. * Taylor, A.J.], "Active terahertz metamaterials", 2011 36th International Conference on Infrared, Millimeter, and Terahertz Waves (IRMMW-THz 2011), 2011.

[Talbayev, D * Chia, EEM * Trugman, SA * Zhu, JX * Taylor, AJ], "Relaxation of Photoinduced Quasi-Particles in Correlated Electron Metals", IEEE JOURNAL OF SELECTED TOPICS IN QUANTUM ELECTRONICS, Vol.18, iss.1, p.340-350, JAN-FEB 2012.

[Zeng, Y * Dalvit, DAR * OHara, J * Trugman, SA], "Modal analysis method to describe weak nonlinear effects in metamaterials", PHYSICAL REVIEW B, Vol.85, iss.12, 125107, MAR 8 2012.

[Singh, R. * Jie Xiong * Chowdhury, D.R. * Hao Yang * Azad, A.K. * Trugman, S.A. * Jia, Q.X. * Taylor, A.J. * Hou-Tong Chen], "Thermal and ultrafast optical tuning of ultrathin high-temperature superconducting terahertz metamaterials", Proceedings of the SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering, vol.8423, p.84230Y, 2012.

[Sheu, YM * Trugman, SA * Park, YS * Lee, S * Yi, HT * Cheong, SW * Jia, QX * Taylor, AJ * Prasankumar, RP], "Ultrafast carrier dynamics and radiative recombination in multiferroic BiFeO3", APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol.100, iss.24, 242904, JUN 11 2012.

[Lee, J. * Talbayev, D. * Xiong, J. * Zhu, J. * Trugman, S.A. * Jia, Q. * Yarotski, D.A. * Taylor, A.J. * Prasankumar, R.P.], "Quasiparticle dynamics in YBCO and YBCO/LSMO measured using femtosecond optical spectroscopy", 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2012.

[Singh, R. * Jie Xiong * Azad, A.K. * Hao Yang * Trugman, S.A. * Jia, Q.X. * Taylor, A.J. * Hou-Tong Chen], "Ultrafast optical tuning of superconducting terahertz metamaterials", 2012 Conference on Lasers and Electro-Optics (CLEO), 2012.

[Qi, J * Yan, L * Zhou, HD * Zhu, JX * Trugman, SA * Taylor, AJ * Jia, QX * Prasankumar, RP], "Coexistence of coupled magnetic phases in epitaxial TbMnO3 films revealed by ultrafast optical spectroscopy", APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, Vol.101, iss.12, 122904, SEP 17 2012.

[Golezˇ, D. * Boncˇa, J. * Vidmar, L. * Trugman, S.A.], "Relaxation dynamics of the Holstein polaron", Physical Review Letters, vol.109, no.23, p.236402, 7 Dec. 2012.

[Sheu, Y.M. * Trugman, S.A. * Xiong, J. * Park, Y.-S. * Lee, S. * Yi, H.T. * Cheong, S.-W. * Jia, Q.X. * Taylor, A.J. * Prasankumar, R.P.], "Ultrafast carrier dynamics and radiative recombination in multiferroic BiFeO 3 single crystals and thin films", EPJ Web of Conferences, Vol.41, p.03018, 2013.