Matthew Stone

Matthew Stone

Position: Instrument Scientist

Instrument: Fine-Resolution Fermi Chopper Spectrometer

Group: Time-of-Flight Spectroscopy

Division: Quantum Condensed Matter Division

Facility: Spallation Neutron Source



2003 Ph.D. in Condensed Matter Physics from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
2000 MA in physics from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
1996 BS in physics from Moravian College, Bethlehem, PA


Matthew’s research interests include magnetic excitations in correlated electron systems, lattice and magnetic excitations in intermetallic compounds, and low and quasi-low dimensional magnetic materials. Matthew has also examined the statics and dynamics of granular systems as well as the magnetic properties of dilute ferromagnetic semiconductors.

Selected Publications

Abernathy D. L., Stone M. B., Loguillo M. J., Lucas M. S., Delaire O., Tang X., Lin J. Y.Y., Fultz B., "Design and operation of the wide angular-range chopper spectrometer ARCS at the Spallation Neutron Source",Review of Scientific Instruments 83, 15114 (2012).

M. C. Shapiro, S. C. Riggs, Stone M. B, C. R. Dela Cruz, S. Chi, A. Podlesnyak, and I. R. Fisher, “Structure and magnetic properties of the pyrocholre Iridate Y2Ir2O7.” Physical Review B 85, 214434 (2012).

S. Calder, V. O. Garlea, D. F. McMorrow, M. D. Lumsden, Stone M. B, J. C. Lang, J.-W. Kim, J. A. Schlueter, Y. G. Shi, Y. S. Sun, K. Yamaura, and A. D. Christianson “Magnetically driven metal insulator transition in NaOsO3”, Physical Review Letters 108, 257209 (2012).

Stone M. B, M. D. Lumsden, S. E. Nagler, D. J. Singh, J. He, B. C. Sales, and D. Mandrus, “Quasi-one-dimensional magnons in an intermetallic marcasite”, Physical Review Letters 108, 167202 (2012).

D. L. Abernathy, Stone M. B, M. J. Loguillo, M. S. Lucas, O. Delaire, X. Tang, J. Y. Y. Lin, and B. Fultz, “Design and operation of the wide angular range chopper spectrometer ARCS at the SNS.” Review of Scientific Instruments 83, 15114 (2012).

Stone M. B, A. A. Podlesnyak, G. Ehlers, A. Huq, E. C. Samulon, M. C. Shapiro, I. R. and Fisher, “Persistence of mangons in a site-diluted dimerized frustrated antiferromagnet.” Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter 23, 416003 (2011).

Stone M. B, M. J. Loguillo, and D. L. Abernathy, “Ultrathin aluminum sample cans for single crystal inelastic neutron scattering.” Review of Scientific Instruments 82, 55117 (2011).

O. Delaire, K. Marty, Stone M. B, P. R. C. Kent, M. S. Lucas, D. L. Abernathy, D. Mandrus, and B. C. Sales, “Phonon softening and metallization of a narrow-gap semiconductor by thermal disorder.” Proceedings of the National Academy of Science (PNAS), 108, 4725 (2011).

M. D. Lumsden, A. D. Christianson, E. A. Goremychkin, S. E. Nagler, H. A. Mook, Stone M. B, D. L. Abernathy, T. Guidi, G. J. MacDougall, C. de la Cruz, A. S. Sefat, M. A. McGuire, B. C. Sales, and D. Mandrus, “Evolution of spin excitations into the superconducting state in FeTe1-xSex.” Nature Physics (Advanced online publication, January 17, 2010).

J. T. Haraldsen, Stone M. B, M. D. Lumsden, T. Barnes, R. Jin, J. W. Taylor, and F. Fernandez-Alonso, “Spin-lozenge thermodynamics and magnetic excitations in Na3RuO4” J. Phys. Cond. Matt. 21, 506003 (2009).

Stone M. B, M. D. Lumsden, S. Chang, E. C. Samulon, C. D. Batista and I. R. Fisher, “Singlet-triplet dispersion reveals additional frustration in the triangular dimer compound Ba3Mn2O8.” Physical Review Letters 100, 237201 (2008).

Stone M. B, W. Tian, M. D. Lumsden, G. E. Granroth, D. Mandrus, J.-H. Chung, N. Harrison and S. E. Nagler, “Quantum spin correlations in an organometallic alternating-sign chain.” Physical Review Letters 99, 087204 (2007).

Stone M. B, C. Broholm, D. H. Reich, O. Tchernyshyov, P. Vorderwisch and N. Harrison “Quantum Criticality in an Organic Magnet.” Physical Review Letters 96, 257203 (2006).

Stone M. B, I. A. Zaliznyak, T. Hong, D. H. Reich and C. L. Broholm, “Quasiparticle breakdown in a quantum spin liquid.” Nature, 440, 187 (2006).

K. F. Eid, O. Maksimov, M. B. Stone, P. Schiffer and N. Samarth “Annealing dependence of exchange bias in MnO / Ga1-xMnxAs heterostructures.” Journal of Superconductivity 18, 421 (2005).


Stone M. B, D. P. Bernstein, R. Barry, M. D. Pelc, Y. K. Tsui, and P. Schiffer, “Getting to the Bottom of a Granular Medium.” Nature 427, 503 (2004).

Stone M. B, K. C. Ku, S. J. Potashnik, B. L. Sheu, N. Samarth and P. Schiffer, “Capping-Induced Suppression of Annealing Effects on Ga1-xMnxAs Epilayers.” Applied Physics Letters 83, 4568 (2003).

Stone M. B, D. H. Reich, C. Broholm, K. Lefmann, C. Rischel, C. P. Landee, and M. M. Turnbull, “Extended Quantum Critical Phase in a Magnetized Spin-(1/2) Antiferromagnetic Chain.” Physical Review Letters 91, 037205 (2003).

Stone M. B, Y. Chen, J. Rittner, H. Yardimci, D. H. Reich, C. Broholm, D. V. Ferraris, and T. Lectka, “Frustrated 3-Dimensional Quantum Spin Liquid in CuHpCl,” Physical Review B 65, 064423 (2002).

Stone M. B, I. Zaliznyak, D. H. Reich, and C. Broholm, “Frustration-Induced Two Dimensional Quantum Disordered Phase in Piperazinium Hexachlorodicuprate,” Physical Review B. 64, 144405 (2001).