Xia Hong.

Associate Professor
Physics and Astronomy

310J Jorgensen Hall
Lincoln, NE 68588
(402) 472-2779

  • Ph.D., Engineering and Applied Science, Yale University, 2006
  • B.S., Electronics, Peking University, 1998

Research Interests
  • Transport phenomena in nanoscale and two dimensional systems, including strongly correlated oxides, graphene, 2D layered semiconductors
  • Epitaxial growth of complex oxide thin films and heterostructures using physical vapor deposition techniques
  • Nanostructure fabrication
  • Scanning probe microscopy studies of nanoscale ferroic oxides and polymers

Fellowships and Awards
  • DOE Early Career Award (2016)
  • NCMN Ambassador Award, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2015)
  • Achievement Award for Outstanding Service in Educational Outreach, Nebraska Center for Materials and Nanoscience, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2014)
  • NSF Career Award (2012)
  • Research Development Fellow, University of Nebraska-Lincoln (2011)
  • Nebraska EPSCoR First Award (2011)
  • Albert P. Gagnebin Fellowship, Yale University (1999)
  • Graduate School Fellowship; Faculty of Engineering Fellowship, Yale University (1998)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, City of Beijing (1998)
  • Outstanding Graduate Award, Peking University (1998)

  • Charles Ahn, Lior Klein, Yosef Bason, Xia Hong, Jeng-bang Yau, “Magnetoelectronic devices based on colossal magnetoresistive thin films”. United States Patent 7684147.
  • Dmitri E. Nikonov, Christian Binek, Xia Hong, Jonathan P. Bird, Kang L. Wang, Peter W. Dowben, “Anti-Ferromagnetic Magneto-Electric Spin-Orbit Read Logic”. Patent Number: US 10,361,292 B2

Select Publications

  • Yuewei Yin, Xuanyuan Jiang, M. A. Koten, J. E. Shield, Xuegang Chen, Yu Yun, Alpha T. N’Diaye, Xia Hong, and Xiaoshan Xu, “Spin Rectification and Electrically Controlled Spin Transport in Molecular-Ferroelectrics-Based Spin Valves”, Physical Review Applied 13, 064011 (2020).
  • L. Zhang, X. Jiang, X. Xu, and X. Hong*, “Abrupt enhancement of spin–orbit scattering time in ultrathin semimetallic SrIrO3 close to the metal–insulator transition”, APL Materials 8, 051108 (2020).
  • Prescott E. Evans, Takashi Komesu, Le Zhang, Ding-Fu Shao, Andrew J. Yost, Shiv Kumar, Eike F. Schwier, Kenya Shimada, Evgeny Tsymbal, Xia Hong, and P. A. Dowben, “Detection of decoupled surface and bulk states in epitaxial orthorhombic SrIrO3 thin films”, AIP Advances 10, 045027 (2020).
  • Dawei Li, Xi Huang, Zhiyong Xiao, Hanying Chen, Le Zhang, Yifei Hao, Jingfeng Song, Ding-Fu Shao, Evgeny Y. Tsymbal, Yongfeng Lu, and Xia Hong*, “Polar Coupling Enabled Nonlinear Optical Filtering at MoS2/Ferroelectric Heterointerfaces”, Nature Communications 11, 1422 (2020).
  • Bo Chen, Jingfeng Song, Xuezeng Dai, Ye Liu, Peter N Rudd, Xia Hong, and Jinsong Huang, “Synergistic Effect of Elevated Device Temperature and Excess Charge Carriers on the Rapid Light‐Induced Degradation of Perovskite Solar Cells”, Adv. Mater. 31, 1902413 (2019).
  • D. Li, C. Wei, J. Song, X. Huang, F. Wang, K. Liu, W. Xiong, X. Hong, B. Cui, A. Feng, L. Jiang, Y. Lu, “Anisotropic Enhancement of Second-Harmonic Generation in Monolayer and Bilayer MoS2 by Integrating with TiO2 Nanowires”, Nano Lett. 19, 4195 (2019).
  • A. Rajapitamahuni, L. L. Tao, Y. Hao, J. Song, X. Xu, E. Y. Tsymbal, and X. Hong*, “Ferroelectric Polarization Control of Magnetic Anisotropy in PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3/La0.8Sr0.2MnO3 Heterostructures”, Phys. Rev. Mater. 3, 021401(R) (2019).
  • Xuegang Chen, Xiaozhe Zhang, Myung-Geun Han, Le Zhang, Yimei Zhu, Xiaoshan Xu, and Xia Hong* , “Magnetotransport Anomaly in Room Temperature Ferrimagnetic NiCo2O4 Thin Films”, Adv. Mater. 31, 1805260 (2019).
  • Jingfeng Song, Z. Xiao, B. Chen, S. Prockish, X. Chen, Stephen J. Huang, and X. Hong*, “Enhanced Piezoelectric Response in Hybrid Lead Halide Perovskite Thin Films via Interfacing with Ferroelectric PbZr0.2Ti0.8O3”, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces 10, 19218 (2018).
  • Dawei Li, Zhiyong Xiao, Sai Mu, Fei Wang, Ying Liu, Jingfeng Song, Xi Huang, Lijia Jiang, Jun Xiao, Lei Liu, Stephen Ducharme, Bai Cui, Xia Hong, Lan Jiang, Jean-Francois Silvain, Yongfeng Lu, “A Facile Space-Confined Solid-Phase Sulfurization Strategy for Growth of High-Quality Ultrathin Molybdenum Disulfide Single Crystals”, Nano Lett. 18, 2021 (2018).
  • Peter A. Dowben, Christian Binek, Kai Zhang, Lu Wang, Wai-Ning Mei, J. P. Bird, U. Singisetti, Xia Hong, Kang L. Wang, and Dmitri Nikonov, “Towards a Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling Magnetoelectric Transistor”, IEEE Journal of Exploratory Solid-State Computational Devices and Circuits 4, 1-9 (2018).
  • Xin Zhang, Alpha T. N'Diaye, Xuanyuan Jiang, Xiaozhe Zhang, Yuewei Yin, Patrick Rosa, Xuegang Chen, Xia Hong, Xiaoshan Xu, and Peter A. Dowben, “Indications of magnetic coupling effects in spin cross-over molecular thin films”, Chem. Commun. 54, 944 (2018).
  • Shi Cao, Zhiyong Xiao, Chun-Pui Kwan, Kai Zhang, Jonathan P. Bird, Lu Wang, W.N. Mei, Xia Hong, Peter A. Dowben, “Moving towards the Magnetoelectric Graphene Transistor”, Appl. Phys. Lett. 111, 182402 (2017).
  • Reza M Moghadam, Zhiyong Xiao, Kamyar Ahmadi-Majlan, Everett D Grimley, Mark Bowden, Phuong-Vu Ong, Scott A Chambers, James M Lebeau, Xia Hong, Peter V Sushko, Joseph H Ngai, “An Ultrathin Single Crystalline Relaxor Ferroelectric Integrated on a High Mobility Semiconductor”, Nano Lett. 17, 6248-6257 (2017).
  • Xuegang Chen, Xin Zhang, Mark A. Koten, Hanghui Chen, Zhiyong Xiao, Le Zhang, Jeffrey E. Shield, Peter A. Dowben and Xia Hong* , “Interfacial Charge Engineering in Ferroelectric-Controlled Mott Transistors”, Adv. Mater. 29, 1701385 (2017).
  • D.W. Li, Q.M. Zou, H. Rabiee Golgir, K. Keramatnejad, X. Huang, J.F. Song, Z.Y. Xiao, X. Hong, L. Jiang, J.F. Silvain, and Y.F. Lu, “Controlled Defect Creation and Removal in Graphene and MoS2 Monolayers”, Nanoscale 9, 8997 (2017).