Chen-Ting Liao

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Chen-Ting Liao received his Ph.D. from the University of Arizona in 2017. He is currently a postdoc researcher at JILA, University of Colorado Boulder and NIST. His research interests are developing and using coherent light sources from infrared to x-ray regimes, including the generation, characterization, and utilization of light carrying orbital angular momentum. Taking advantage of both tabletop (laser-driven high harmonic generation) and facility scale (synchrotron) EUV and x-ray sources, his work also investigates quantum effects and light-matter interactions in atoms, molecules, and materials on a nanometer spatial scale and subfemtosecond timescale.


Switching the Twist in X Rays with Magnets

Scientists create a pattern of nanomagnets—called an artificial spin ice—that can control the orbital angular momentum of a scattered x-ray beam. Read More »