Qiang Zhang

Qiang Zhang

Position: Instrument Scientist

Beamline: BL-11A

Instrument: Powder Diffractometer

Division: Neutron Scattering Division

Facility: Spallation Neutron Source

Email: zhangq6@ornl.gov


April, 2018---Now Staff Scientist, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, USA

March, 2018---April, 2018 Assistant Professor-Research in Louisiana State University

April, 2015---February, 2018 Research Associate 5 in Louisiana Consortium for Neutron Scattering (LaCNS), Louisiana State University

September, 2011---April, 2015 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Ames Laboratory & Iowa State University

March, 2012---May, 2012 Newton International Fellow in University of Glasgow

September, 2009---September, 2011 Marie Curie Fellow, Laboratory CRISMAT, CNRS, France


Ph. D in Material Science and Engineering, Institute of Metal Research, CAS, 2009


Discover new magnetic and quantum materials and explore how the coupling between lattice, spin, orbital and/or charge degree of freedom drives their fantastic properties using various characterization techniques, with an emphasis on neutron scattering techniques.

The materials include topological semimetals, spin ice, Fe-based superconductors, thermoelectric materials, multiferroics, Ruthenates, spin glass, magnetocaloric and magnetostrictive materials, etc.

Selected Publications

Topological semimetals

  • J.Y. Liu †, J. Hu †, Q. Zhang†, D. Graf , H.B. Cao, S.M.A. Radmanesh, D.J. Adams, Y.L. Zhu, G.F. Cheng, X. Liu, W. A. Phelan, J. Wei, M. Jaime, F. Balakirev, D. A. Tennant, J. F. DiTusa, I. Chiorescu, L. Spinu and Z.Q. Mao*, “A magnetic topological semimetal Sr1-yMn1-zSb2 (y, z < 0.10)”, Nature materials, 16, 905 (2017). (†contribution equally to this work).

Thermoelectric materials

  • B. Li, H. Wang, Y. Kawakita, Q. Zhang, M. Feygenson, H. L. Yu, D. Wu, K. Ohara, T. Kikuchi, K. Shibata, T. Yamada, X. K. Ning, Y. Chen, J. Q. He, D. Vaknin, R. Q. Wu, K. Nakajima and M. G. Kanatzidis, “Liquid-like thermal conduction in intercalated layered crystalline solids”, Nature materials, 17, 226–230 (2018).

Fe-based and Mn-based pnictides

  • Q. Zhang, R. M. Fernandes, J.Lamsal, J. Yan, S.Chi, G. S. Tucker, D. K. Pratt, J. W. Lynn, R. W. McCallum, P. C. Canfield, T. A. Lograsso, A. I. Goldman, D. Vaknin, and R. J. McQueeney*, “Neutron-Scattering Measurements of Spin Excitations in LaFeAsO and Ba(Fe0.953Co0.047)2As2: Evidence for a Sharp Enhancement of Spin Fluctuations by Nematic Order”, Physical Review Letters, 114, 057001, (2015).
  • Q. Zhang*, C. M. N. Kumar, W. Tian, K. W. Dennis, A. I. Goldman, and D. Vaknin* “Structure and magnetic properties of LnMnSbO (Ln= La and Ce)”, Physical Review B, 93, 094413 (2016).
  • Q. Zhang*, W. Tian, H. Li, J. Kim, J. Yan, R. W. McCallum, T. A. Lograsso, J. L. Zarestky, S. L. Bud'ko, Ro. J. McQueeney, and D. Vaknin*, “Magnetic structures and the Ce-Fe coupling induced Fe spin reorientation in CeFeAsO single crystal”, Physical Review B, 88, 174517, (2013).


  • Q. Zhang,F. Ye, W. Tian, H. Cao, S. Chi, D. Mesa, B. Hu, Z. Diao, R. Jin, J. Zhang, W. Plummer, “Manganese-induced magnetic symmetry breaking and its correlation with the metal-insulator transition in bilayered Sr3(Ru1-xMnx)2O7”, Physical Review B (rapid communications), 95, 220403(R), (2017).


  • Q. Zhang*, M. Ramazanoglu, Y. Liu, T. A. Lograsso, D. Vaknin*, “Magnetic excitations and anomalous spin wave broadening in multiferroic FeV2O4”, Physical Review B, 89, 224416 (2014).
  • Q. Zhang*, K. Singh, C. Simon, L. D. Tung, G. Balakrishnan, V. Hardy, “Impact of the various spin and orbital ordering processes on multiferroic properties of orthovanadate DyVO3” Physical Review B, 90, 024418 (2014).
  • Q. Zhang*, K. Singh, F. Guillou, C. Simon, Y. Breard, V. Caignaert and V. Hardy, “Ordering process and ferroelectricity in a spinel derived from FeV2O4”, Physical Review B, 85, 054405 (2012). 
  • Q. Zhang, C. H. Kim, Y. H. Jang, H. J. Hwang, and J. H. Cho*, “Multiferroic properties and surface potential behaviors in cobalt-doped BiFeO3 film”, Applied Physics Letters. 96, 152901 (2010).

Magnetocaloric materials

  • Q. Zhang*, Y. Bréard, F. Guillou, and V. Hardy, “Investigation of the magnetocaloric effect in double distorted perovskites Ca(Cu3-xMnx)Mn4O12 (1 ≤ x ≤ 2): From standard ferrimagnetism to glassy ferrimagnetism”, Physical Review B, 84, 224430, (2011).
  • Q. Zhang*, F. Guillou, A. Wahl, Y. Bréard, and V. Hardy, “Coexistence of inverse and normal magnetocaloric effect in A-site ordered NdBaMn2O6”, Applied Physics Letters. 96, 242506 (2010).
  • Q. Zhang*, J. H. Cho, B. Li, W. J. Hu, and Z. D. Zhang, “Magnetocaloric effect in Ho2In over a wide temperature range”, Applied Physics Letters. 94, 182501 (2009).

For a complete list of my publications, please click here: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-0389-7039.