I am the head of the Department of Solid State Physics at the University of Debrecen (Hungary).
I graduated at the University of Lajos Kossuth (Debrecen, Hungary) in 1998. In 2001, I received my PhD in Materials Science from the University of Aix-Merseille III. In 2002, I received my second PhD degree in Physics specialized to Solid State Physics from the University of Debrecen. In 2010, I obtained my Habilitation in Physics from the University of Debrecen (Hungary). (Curriculum Vitae)
My research filed has been focusing mainly on interface related phenomena in nano-materials, such as multilayers and thin films. My work includes theoretical, computer simulation and experimental activities. At the beginning of my carrier I worked on diffusion and surface segregation. Then I gradually turned towards reactive-diffusion, i.e. solid state reaction. Now, I still work on reactive-diffusion in materials of high industrial potential and not only in planar but curved (spherical and cylindrical) geometries. Meantime, our Atomic Layer Deposition (ALD) reactor has been installed and on the basis of this technique I am building up a new field which is expected to be even closer to applications.
Some selected topics and publications
Interface Sharpening in Miscible Alloys
We observed first by computer simulations that diffuse interfaces sharpen rather than broaden in completely miscible ideal binary systems. This was shown experimentally in situ during heat treatments at gradually increasing temperatures by scattering of synchrotron radiation in coherent Mo/V multilayers containing initially diffuse interfaces. To observe the sharpening by a 'direct' method which is able to show the atoms in the real 3D space, interfaces of Ni/Cu multilayers were studied by atom probe tomography. This effect provides a useful tool for the improvement of interfaces and offers a way to fabricate better x-ray or neutron mirrors, microelectronic devices, or multilayers with giant magnetic resistance.
Erdélyi Z, Sladecek M, Stadler Lorenz-M, Zizak I, Langer GA, Kis-Varga M, Beke DL, Sepiol B
Erdélyi Z, Szabó IA, Beke DL
Balogh Z, Chellali MR, Greiwe GH, Schmitz G, Erdelyi Z
Reactive diffusion and stresses in spherical geometry
We have developed a complete set of analytical equations to describe reactive diffusion in spherical core shell nanostructures. The model takes into account elastic stress, its plastic relaxation, as well as possible non-equilibrium vacancy densities. Furthermore, thermodynamic driving forces are included
Erdélyi Z, Schmitz G
Solid state reaction on the nanoscale
We have studied mainly Si based binary systems with high industrial potential, such as Ni-Si and Co-Si or Cu-Si. We have been interested in the formation of the product phases and their growth kinetics. To study the early stage of solid state reaction, besides theoretical ad computer simulation, we used a large variety of experimental techniques including synchrotron based techniques (XSW, GIXRF, EXAFS, XRD), secondary neutral mass spectrometry (SNMS), XPS, AES, TEM, atom probe tomography (APT).
Parditka Bence, Verezhak Mariana, Balogh Zoltán, Csik Attila, Langer Gábor A, Beke Dezs? L, Ibrahim Mohammed, Schmitz Guido, Erdélyi Zoltán
Lakatos A, Langer GA, Csik A, Cserháti C, Kis-Varga M, Daróczi L, Katona GL, Erdélyi Z, Erdélyi G, Vad K, Beke DL
Erdélyi Z, Beke DL, Taranovskyy A
It is known from Fick’s phenomenological laws that, during annealing of a diffusion couple, the displacement of a plane with constant composition (or an abrupt interface) is proportional to or (Fickian or normal shift kinetics with t equal to time). This is related to Einstein’s relation , i.e., the mean square displacement of particles is proportional to the time, since Brownian motion of particles takes place in diffusion processes in ideal or dilute solids (even in other cases, a random walk or Brownian ’part’ is included in diffusion coefficients). Fick's equations, however, do not allow modelling of a large number of diffusion phenomena. Departure from Brownian motion appears to be very common, so that anomalous diffusion would actually appear as normal. We have investigated diffusion on the nanoscale by both theoretically (including computer simulations) and experimentally and found numerous examples for anomalous kinetics.
Balogh Z, Erdélyi Z, Beke DL, Langer GA, Csik A, Boyen Hans-Gerd, Wiedwald U, Ziemann P, Portavoce A, Girardeaux Ch
Katona GL, Erdélyi Z, Beke DL, Dietrich Ch, Weigl F, Boyen H-G, Koslowski B, Ziemann P
Beke DL, Erdélyi Z
Erdélyi Z, Katona G, Beke DL