Los Alamos National Laboratory

Center for
Materials at Irradiation and Mechanical Extremes
A BES Energy Frontier Research Center

Yongqiang Wang

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Contact Information

  • Los Alamos National Laboratory
    Ion Beam Materials Laboratory, Team Leader

    Phone: (505) 665-1596



  • Ph. D in Nuclear Physics and Technology, Lanzhou University (China), 1992
  • M.S. in Nuclear Physics and Technology, Lanzhou University (China), 1988
  • B.S. in Nuclear Physics and Technology, Lanzhou University (China), 1984

Research and Professional Experience

  • Team Leader, Ion Beam Materials Laboratory, Los Alamos National Laboratory, 2003 – present
  • Senior Research Associate/Research Associate/Ion Beam Laboratory Manager, University of Minnesota, 1998–2003
  • Assistant Research Professor/Research Scientist, Louisiana Accelerator Center, University of Louisiana, 1995–1997
  • Assistant Research Professor, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Missouri State University, 1994–1995
  • Postdoc Fellow, Department of Physics and Materials Science, Missouri State University, 1992–1994

Research Interests

  • Materials characterization using ion beam analysis techniques
  • Ion irradiation damage in materials
  • Materials modification and synthesis through ion implantation

Sample Publications

Y. Q. Wang and M. Nastasi, “Modern Ion Beam Materials Analysis Handbook – Second Edition”, two volumes, MRS Publisher (December 2009).

J. Zhang, Y. Q. Wang, M. Tang, J. Hon, J. Valdez, and K. E. Sickafus, “Order-to-disorder transformation in δ-phase Sc4Zr3O12 induced by light ion irradiation”, J. Mater. Res. 25 (2010), 248-254.

Z. F. Di, Y. Q. Wang, M. Nastasi, L. Shao, J. K. Lee, and N. D. Theodore, “Evidence for ion irradiation induced dissociation and reconstruction of Si-H bonds in hydrogen-implanted silicon”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 93 (2008), 104103.

W. Pan, P. Kotula, M. S. Carroll, T. Manson, and Y. Q. Wang, ”Hysteretic magneto-photoluminescence in Mn-implanted silicon rich oxide thin films”, Appl. Phys. Lett., 92 (2008), 253107.

L. Shao, Y. Q. Wang, J. G. Swadener, M. Nastasi, P. E. Thompson, N. D. Theodore, “Cracking in hydrogen ion-implanted Si/Si0.8Ge0.2/Si heterostructures”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 92 (2008), 061904.

T. D. Shen, S. H. Feng, M. Tang, J. A. Valdez, Y. Q. Wang, and K. E. Sickafus, “Enhanced radiation tolerance in nanocrystalline MgGa2O4”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 90 (2007), 263115.

Y. Q. Wang, L. B. Bridwell, and R. E. Giedd, "Modification of Polymers by Ion Implantation," chapters 2.5 and 2.6 in Desk Reference of Functional Polymers: Synthesis and Applications, edited by R. Arshady, ACS Book Publisher, January 1997, pp. 371-404.

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