Research Associate

Tao Hu

Title: Associate Professor
Superconducting properties and materials

Phone: +86-021-62511070
Email: thu
Address: 865 Changning Road, Shanghai,China, 200050






Sept.2003-Aug. 2009      Ph. D. in Condensed Matter Physics, Kent State University, USA                       

                                        Thesis:  The interplay between magnetism and superconductivity in strongly correlated material

                                        Advisor:  Prof. Carmen Almasan

 Sept.1998-Aug.2001      M. S. in Condensed Matter Physics, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

                                        Thesis:   The Impact of Cr Doping on Jc Behavior of Bi2223/Ag Tapes under  Magnetic Field

                                         Advisor:  Prof. Jiaju Du

Sept. 1993-Aug.1997      B. S. in Materials Science, Hubei University, Wuhan, China


June.2012-present威尼斯9778官方网站 (SIMIT), China

l  Grapheh/single unit cell Bi2212 heterostructure

l  The fluctuation phenomenon in pseudogap phase of cuprates

l  The quantum criticalality in superconducting nano-islands/graphehe strucuture


Sept.2010- May.2012   Physics Department, University of California, San Diego, CA, USA

                                      Physics Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

                                Electronic and magnetic phenomena in transition metal oxides

                                       l  Iron-based high temperature superconductor

                                      Study the gap symmetry by torque measurements

                                      →Study magnetic properties under pressure


l  Heavy fermion Ce1-xYbxCoIn5

                                       →Study valence fluctuation in Ce1-xYbxCoIn5 by hall effect


l  Bi2201 cuprate superconductor

                                         →Study superconductivity above Tc in underdoped Bi2201


Sept.2009-Aug.2010       Institute of Electronic Structure and Laser, Crete, Greece

                                        Nickelate La3Ni2O6 and La4Ni3O8, Isoelectronic with superconducting cuprates

                                        →Study magnetic and electronic transport properties


                                       Iron-based high Tc superconductor CaFe2As2

                                       →Investigate the low energy spin dynamics in CaFe2As2


Sept.2003-Aug. 2009     Physics Department, Kent State University, Kent, OH, USA

                                       La0.7Ca0.3MnO3/YBa2Cu3O7-δ (LCMO/YBCO) heterostructur

                                       →Study the abnormal proximity effect in LCMO/YBCO interface and find it is due to induced triplet superconductivity

                                       arising  in LCMO layer.                           

→Study superconducting surface spin valve in LCMO/YBCO trilayer.


                                        Heavy fermion superconductor CeCoIn5

→Investigate the strongly magnetic fluctuation in the mixed state in CeCoIn5 near quantum critical point.

→Study the electrical transport properties of CeCoIn5 in normal state and two scaling behaviors were identified in the low-field region. These scaling behaviors and other salient features are consistent with d-wave density waves.

Sept.1999-Aug.2001   Institute of Solid State Physics, Hefei, China

        Sample preparation, structural characterization and physical property studies of Bi2223/Ag tape.

Improve critical current (Jc) behavior under magnetic field in Bi1.8Pb0.4Sr2Ca2.2Cu3-xCrxOy/Ag Tapes



NSFC11574338:  the study of quantum phase transition and quantum criticality in the two dimensional strongly correlated superconductors


1.    T. Hu* , et al., "Universal linear-temperature resistivity: possible quantum diffusion transport in strongly correlated superconductors", Scientific Reports 7, 9469 (2017)


2.    Jiang*, D. Hu*, T., et al. "High-Tc superconductivity in ultrathin Bi2Sr2CaCu2O8+x down to half-unit-cell thickness by protection with grapheme", Nat. Commun. 5, 5708 (2014).


3.    Xiao, H.;  Hu, T*.; Zhang, W..; Dai, Y. M.; Luo, H. Q.; Wen, H. H.; Almasan, C. C.; Qiu, X. G. Two distinct superconducting fluctuation diamagnetisms in Bi2Sr2-xLaxCuO6+d Phys. Rev. B 90, 214511 ( 2014).


4.    T. HuY. P. SinghL. ShuM. JanoschekM. DzeroM. B. MapleCarmen C. Almasan, “Non-Fermi liquid behavior with and without quantum criticality in Ce1-xYbxCoIn5” PNAS 110, 7160 (2013).


5.    T. Hu, H. Xiao, T. A. Sayles, M. B. Maple, and C. C. Almasan, "Strong magnetic fluctuations in superconducting state of CeCoIn5", Phys. Rev. Lett 108, 056401 (2012) [Editros’ Suggestions].


6.    T. Hu, H. Xiao, P. Gyawali, H. H. Wen, and C. C. Almasan, “Superconductivity in the pseudogap  region of Bi2Sr1.4La0.6CuO6+δ  from angular-dependent torque measurements”, Phys. Rev. B 85, 134516 (2012).


7.    H. Xiao, T. Hu, A. P. Dioguardi, N. Roberts-Warren, A. C. Shockley, J. Crocker, D. M. Nisson, Z. Viskadourakis, Xianyang Tee, I. Radulov, C. C. Almasan,  N. J. Curro,  C. Panagopoulos, "Evidence for filamentary supercconductivity nucleated at antiferromagnetic domain wall of CaFe2As2 ", Phys. Rev. B 85, 024530 (2012) [Editors’ Suggestions].



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