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Eric Dufresne

Time Resolved Research
X-ray Science Division

Argonne National Laboratory
9700 S. Cass Ave
Building 432-D007

(630) 252-0274 • 6306313194 • email

Selected Publications

  1. Transient crystalline superlattice generated by a photoacoustic transducer,  A.Loether, Y. Gao, Z. Chen, M.F. DeCamp, E.M. Dufresne, D.A. Walko, and H. Wen, Structural Dynamics 1, 024301 (2014).
  2. Electronic Origin of Ultrafast Photoinduced Strain in BiFeO3, Haidan Wen, Pice Chen, Margaret P. Cosgriff, Donald A. Walko, June Hyuk Lee, Carolina Adamo, Richard D. Schaller, Jon F. Ihlefeld, Eric M. Dufresne, Darrell G. Schlom, and Paul G. Evans, Phys. Rev. Lett. 110, 037601 (Jan. 18)(2013).
  3. Ultrafast polarization dynamics in ferroelectric nanolayers, Dan Daranciang, Matthew J. Highland, Haidan Wen, Nathaniel Brandt, Harold Y. Hwang, Michael Vattilana, Steve M. Young, John Goodfellow, Tingting Qi, Ilya Grinberg, David M. Fritz, Marco Cammarata, Diling Zhu, Henrik T. Lemke, Donald A. Walko, Eric M. Dufresne, Yuelin Li, Jorgen Larsson, Klaus Sokolowski-Tinten, Andrew M. Rappe, David A. Reis, Keith A. Nelson, Paul H. Fuoss, G. Brian Stephenson and Aaron M. Lindenberg, Phys. Rev. Lett. 108 087601 (2012).

  4. Fast x-ray microdiffraction techniques for studying irreversible transformations in materials, Stephen T. Kelly, Jonathan C. Trenkle, Lucas J. Koerner, Sara C. Barron, Noel Walker, Philippe O. Pouliquen, Mark W. Tate, Sol M. Gruner, Eric M. Dufresne, Timothy P. Weihs and Todd C. Hufnagel, J. Synch. Rad. 18 Part 3 (May) (2011).
  5. A technique for high-frequency laser-pump x-ray probe experiments at the APS. Eric M. Dufresne, Bernhard Adams, Matthieu Chollet, Ross Harder, Yuelin Li, Steven J. Leake, Loren Beitra, Xiaojing Huang, Ian K. Robinson, to appear in the Proceedings the 16th Pan-American Synchrotron Radiation Instrumentation Conference, September 21-24, 2010 in Argonne National Laboratory, USA. Nucl. Instrum. and Meth. in Phys. Res. A (in print)  
  6. Piezoelectricity in the Dielectric Component of Nanoscale Dielectric-Ferroelectric Superlattices Ji Young Jo, Rebecca J. Sichel, Ho Nyung Lee, Serge M. Nakhmanson, Eric M. Dufresne, and Paul G. Evans Phys. Rev. Lett. 104, 207601 (2010). DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.104.207601
  7. Microstructural transformations and kinetics of high-temperature heterogeneous gasless reactions by high-speed x-ray phase contrast imaging Robert V. Reeves, Jeremiah D.E. White, Eric M. Dufresne, Kamel Fezzaa, Steven F. Son, Arvind Varma, and Alexander S. Mukasyan Physical Review B 80 (December 7) 224103-1 to 224103-8 (2009). (featured as an Editor's choice).
  8. Development of New Apertures for Coherent X-ray Experiments, Eric M Dufresne, Steven B. Dierker, Z. Yin and Lonny Berman, Journal of Synchrotron Radiation 16 May 358-367 (2009).

Research Interests

  1. Time-resolved x-ray diffraction and imaging
  2. Laser-pump/x-ray probe experiments
  3. Coherent x-ray diffraction
  4. X-ray optics


  1. BSc Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada 1987
  2. MSc University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada 1990
  3. PhD Mcgill University, Quebec, Canadat 1995


  1. NSERC Postdoctoral fellow, University of Michigan 1996-1998
  2. Senior Research Associate in the Physical Science II, MHATT-CAT and the University of Michigan, 1998-2004 (Beamline scientist)
  3. Beamline Scientist, Argonne National Lab, Sector 7 2004-2011
  4. Physicist, Argonne National Lab, Sector 7, 2011-

Awards and Honors

  1. Several NSERC undergraduate and graduate fellowship
  2. Quebec FCAR graduate fellowship

Additional Information

For full web page see http://sector7.xor.aps.anl.gov/~dufresne