Tao Hong

Tao Hong

Position: Instrument Scientist

Instrument: Cold Neutron Triple-Axis Spectrometer

Group: Triple-Axis Spectroscopy

Division: Quantum Condensed Matter Division

Facility: High Flux Isotope Reactor

Contact: hongt@ornl.gov or (865) 574-8659

  • 2012- Present Staff Research Scientist
  • 2009-2012 Scientific Researcher
  • 2007-2009 Postdoctoral Research Associate​


  • ​Ph. D in Physics, 2001-2007, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Johns Hopkins University Baltimore, MD​
  • M. S. in Physics, 1998-2001, Institute of High Energy Physics, Chinese Academy of Science Beijing, P. R. China
  • B. S. in Physics, 1994-1998, Department of Physics, Hangzhou University Hangzhou, P. R. China​


  • ​Experimental hard condensed matter physics in strongly-correlated electron systems, such as heavy fermions, low-dimensional frustrated magnets, and quantum magnetism.
  • Structural and magnetic structure determination in bulk materials.
  • Magnetic and lattice excitations in solids.
  • Quantum phase transition and quantum critical behavior indued by applied magnetic field, or hydrostatic pressure, or chemical doping​.

Selected Publications

  • ​T. Hong, K. P. Schmidt, K. Coester, F. F. Awwadi, M. M. Turnbull, Y. Qiu, J. A. Rodriguez, X. Ke, C. Aoyama, Y. Takano, H. Cao, W. Tian, R. Custelcean, H. D. Zhou, and M. Matsuda, Physical Review B, 89 174432 (2014)
  • ​T. Hong, L. Y. Zhu, X. Ke, V. O. Garlea, Y. Nambu, G. E. Granroth, Y. Qiu, A. Huq, Z. Gai, and H. D. Zhou, Physical Review B, 87 144427 (2013)
  • J. Ma, O. Delaire, A. F. May, C. Carlton, M. A. McGuire, L. H. VanBebber, D. L. Abernathy, G. Ehlers, T. Hong, A. Huq, W. Tian, V. M. Keppens, and Y. Shao-Horn, Nature Nanotechnology, 8 445 (2013).
  • ​​M. Matsuda, R. S. Fishman, T. Hong, C. H. Lee, T. Ushiyama, Y. Yanagisawa, Y. Tomioka, and T. Ito, Physical Review Letters 109, 064439 (2012).​
  • K. Ninios, T. Hong, T. Manabe, C. Hotta, S. N. Herringer, M. M. Turnbull, C. P. Landee, Y. Takano, and H. B. Chan, Physical Review Letters 108, 097201 (2012).
  • X. Ke, T. Hong, J. Peng, S. E. Nagler, G. E. Granroth, M. D. Lumsden, and Z. Q. Mao, Physical Review B 84, 014422 (2011).
  • T. Hong, S. N. Gvasaliya, S. Herringer, M. M. Turnbull, C. P. Landee, L.-P. Regnault, M. Boehm, and A. Zheludev, Physical Review B 83, 052401 (2011).
  • T. Hong, C. Stock, I. Cabrera, C. Broholm, Y. Qiu, J. B. Leao, S. J. Poulton, and J. R. D. Copley, Physical Review B 82, 184424 (2010).
  • T. Hong, Y. H. Kim, C. Hotta, Y. Takano, G. Tremelling, M. M. Turnbull, C. P. Landee, N. B. Christensen, K. Lefmann, K. P. Schmidt, G. S. Uhrig, and C. Broholm, Physical Review Letters 105, 137207 (2010).
  • T. Hong, A. Zheludev, H. Manaka, and L.-P. Regnault, Physical Review B 81, 060410 (2010).
  • T. Hong, R. Custelcean, B. C. Sales, B. Roessli, D. K. Singh, and A. Zheludev, Physical Review B 80, 132404 (2009).
  • T. Hong, V. O. Garlea, A. Zheludev, J. A. Fernandez-Baca, H. Manaka, S. Chang, J. B. Leao, and S. J. Poulton, Physical Review B 78, 224409 (2008).
  • J. Zhao, D.-X. Yao, S. Li, T. Hong, Y. Chen, S. Chang, W. Ratcliff, J. W. Lynn, H. A. Mook, G. F. Chen, J. L. Luo, N. L. Wang, E. W. Carlson, J. Hu, and P. Dai, Physical Review Letters 101, 167203 (2008).
  • T. Hong, M. Kenzelmann, M. M. Turnbull, C. P. Landee, B. D. Lewis, K. P. Schmidt, G. S. Uhrig, Y. Qiu, C. Broholm, and D. R. Reich, Physical Review B 74, 094434(2006).
  • M. B. Stone, I. A. Zaliznyak, T. Hong, C. L. Broholm, and D. H. Reich, Nature, 440 187(2006).